Sign up for our free monthly industry newsletter - The Skinny.


Want to be a laser technician? | Laser Technician FAQs

laser technician FAQs When it comes to having a career as a laser technician there are a lot of laser technician FAQs you may be wondering about. Do you have a feeling being a laser technician is something that you would enjoy, but you have questions about what it would be like to actually be a laser technician or take a course to become a laser technician?

Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common laser technician FAQs to give you a better idea of what it would be like to work in this exciting industry!  

Where do laser technicians work?

The flexibility to work at a number of different places is a major benefit of being a laser technician. You can work at a variety of different places and you’ll have the ability to pick a work environment that fits you; Options include physicians’ offices, med spas, day spas and beauty salons, niche boutiques, and fitness centers. 

Do laser technicians have flexible hours?

How many hours do laser technicians work and what do their schedules look like? This is the perfect career for you if you love the beauty industry, working one-on-one with clients, and are looking for a career that is flexible in terms of hours and schedules. Most places that administer medical aesthetic procedures offer flexible hours and good pay. You won’t have to choose between having a good work-life balance and making a good income. You’ll be able to have both!  

What kind of background do laser technicians have?

In order to become a laser technician, you don’t have to have any previous medical training. You could be a stay at home mom, a student straight out of high school, or someone who has worked in retail for the past ten years, it doesn’t matter! Any one who has a high school diploma and is eighteen or older can take our comprehensive cosmetic laser course and gain the skills to become a laser technician in just two weeks! If you are looking to change your life and don’t want to go to school and do a two or four-year program, then this is the perfect course for you! We promise that after two weeks you’ll walk away feeling confident in your ability to start a career in the booming industry of laser cosmetic treatments!  

What is taught in a cosmetic laser course?

During our new Online Comprehensive Laser Course, you’ll learn the industry’s most in-demand cosmetic laser treatments and walk away feeling confident in your ability to assess client’s skincare needs. You’ll learn through a combination of hands-on training and classroom teaching from our world-class instructors. You’ll learn how to administer the following treatments:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial
  • Laser spider vein reduction
  • Laser acne treatments
  • CoolSculpting body contouring
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening
  • Laser wrinkle reduction
  • Laser skin tightening
  • Laser tattoo removal

  At the end of the program you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the unique characteristics of a cosmetic client
  • Understand the fundamentals of how a laser interacts with skin tissue
  • Explain how different types of light-based devices interact with the skin in nonsurgical procedures
  • Identify safety issues and complications as well as recognize contraindications for various cosmetic laser treatments
  • Determine which types of laser treatments will create the desired results for your clients
  • Understand the hazards associated with cosmetic lasers and how to avoid them
  • Demonstrate proper technique and safe operation of laser and pulsed light devices
  • Explain the benefits, expectations, and results associated with several laser devices

 Do laser technicians have variety in their work day?

One of the most exciting parts about becoming a cosmetic laser technician is that you get to perform a variety of treatments on clients. No two clients are ever the same because of different types of skin, different skin issues, and different goals. As a laser technician, you’ll never feel bored or get the feeling that every day is the same. Your day will be full of interacting with different clients who are excited to see you and receive treatment and you’ll be performing a variety of treatments. You’ll treat issues such as acne, wrinkles, scarring, and cellulite. If there is one treatment in particular that you really love, you can always specialize in one area as well. Many people specialize in tattoo removal as it is a highly in demand and lucrative career path. 

Do laser technicians enjoy what they do?

After having thousands of National Laser Institute graduates go on to have successful and fulfilling careers as laser technicians we can definitely say that our graduates love what they do! Why? Because laser technicians help their clients feel more beautiful and confident in their own skin. Being a laser technician is a truly rewarding career. You’ll wake up every day excited about what you do and with new treatments constantly popping up in the industry you’ll never be bored. 

What kind of income can I make as a laser technician?

According to the Economic Research Institute the average medical laser technician makes around $64,000 dollars a year. The average salary range is between $46,000 dollars and $79,000 dollars. For a career that offers flexibility, variety, and the ability to change client’s lives, this is a great income! 

Join us for our new online “hybrid*” course that you can attend from the comfort of your own home by simply using your phone or computer! During our Hybrid* Online Comprehensive Laser Course you will receive a combination of online classroom laser training and clinicals with a variety of instructors and live demonstrations with several hours on each modality. 

If you feel like your laser technician FAQs have been answered and you’re ready to get started in this growing industry, then give us a call at 855-637-4530 for more information!

Check out our podcast all about getting into the medical aesthetic industry! Listen on Apple Podcasts and subscribe!