Ask yourself: Are you interested in health and beauty? Do you have a passion for helping others look and feel their best?
If you answered “yes,” then a career in the medical aesthetics industry might be right for you!
Here are three reasons why medical aesthetics students should feel confident about a long-term career in this field:
1. Graduates of medical aesthetics courses are highly specialized
According to PayScale, technical, specialized training leads to more job security as opposed to more generalized university degrees (i.e., bachelor’s, master’s).
When you enroll in esthetics school, you receive highly specialized training in a variety of cosmetic treatments, including laser hair reduction, tattoo removal, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial, acne reduction, skin tightening, body contouring (CoolSculpting) and more!
Once you receive your certification to become a laser tech, you may go on to work in resort spas, physicians’ offices, salons and fitness centers, plastic surgeon’s offices, laser clinics or niche clinics. Of course, there’s always the option to start your own business. If you plan to go this route, make sure you check your state’s regulations!
2. Medical aesthetics experts are in-demand nationwide
The medical aesthetics industry is growing rapidly. In 2016, Americans spent more than $16 BILLION on medical aesthetic treatments, ranging from Botox and dermal fillers to laser hair reduction and IPL photofacials!
Now, more than ever, cosmetic laser technicians are in high demand, because clients desire to look and feel younger. New technology in the beauty and skin care industry have made it possible for anyone to achieve A-list beauty at an affordable price.
In March 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently updated its projections for careers in the skin care industry. Approximately 6,600 jobs are expected to be added to the field by the year 2024 – this is a 12% increase since the year 2014.
3. Your medical aesthetics training sets you up for success
You’ve probably heard it before: People with experience standout. In medical aesthetics school, not only do you learn the latest and greatest laser technologies, but you also learn other skills to set you up for success – in any field. During laser training, you will develop time management, communication and customer service skills among other things.
Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute
At National Laser Institute, we offer a variety of medical aesthetics course options that can be completed in just one to two weeks!
If you are considering a career as a cosmetic laser tech, our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular. During the course, our knowledgeable instructors – with seven to 20 years of experience in the field – will teach you the most popular and in-demand cosmetic treatments, including laser hair reduction, tattoo removal, wrinkle reduction and more!
The first half of the course is spent in didactic (classroom) training where you will learn things like hair and skin anatomy, tissue interaction, the ABC’s of laser and disorders of the skin.
Your classroom education will prepare you for your clinical hands-on training in our medical spa setting. During clinicals, you will watch live cosmetic laser demonstrations and have the opportunity to perform these treatments to give you real-world experience.
By the end of the course, you will feel comfortable and confident to administer aesthetic treatments for any skin type in a variety of medical aesthetic setting, including medical spas, physician’s offices and other medical practices.