Laser Training Schools in Minnesota

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4444 West 76th Street Suite 200
Edina, MN 55435

(952) 681-2167
Esthetics, Laser Hair Removal, Nail Technology, Permanent Makeup, Teacher Training

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Minnesota Brow Lash & Medspa Academy – Accredited

5841 Cedar Lake Road 200-211
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

How to Become a Laser Technician in Minnesota

Minnesota Laser Technician Careers At a Glance
  • You must renew your license every 3 years.
  • Average salary for laser training in Minnesota is $33,770 .
  • There is a predicted 7.1% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

If you check out the services offered at Minnesota salons, you'll find that the list goes far beyond haircuts, hair styles, and perms. People seek a wide a variety of services at salons, creating many new specialty jobs in cosmetology. Permanent hair removal is one of the fastest growing services in cosmetology. It includes services like electrolysis and laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is generally more popular for a variety of reasons. It is significantly less expensive than electrolysis and it has been around for much longer, which makes many clients feel better about the safety of this procedure.

State License Requirements

In Minnesota, this process is under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Any trained professional can open a hair removal salon and perform this procedure. However, you do need a medical doctor to serve as your medical director. The doctor does not have to be on-site when procedures are being performed.

Education Details

Since you may work independently as a laser technician, high-quality training is especially important.

Your curriculum should cover the following topics:

  • Advanced skin care techniques
  • Laser theory and science
  • Laser techniques
  • Contraindications and medical indications
  • Skin disorders
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Pre-op care and post-op care

Lasers are complicated pieces of equipment, particularly since there are dozens of models used in salons today. Because of this, look into MN laser training courses that utilize multiple lasers during a training program. Getting to work with different lasers during your practical experience can help you feel more prepared for the equipment you need to use in your career.

License Renewal

3 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In Minnesota, laser technicians must work under the guidance of a medical director to ensure patients receive quality care with minimal risk. That's why practitioners who want to work with laser technology often complete a training program that meets the standards laid out by the National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC). They help make sure the industry adheres to strict standards for quality of care. If you become registered with this organization, you will need to stay up on the renewal process to maintain good standing. You will renew every three years by submitting this application, along with a $95 fee.

Minnesota Laser Training Careers


Average yearly salary for laser training in Minnesota

Laser training programs in MN should leave you feeling confident in your ability to safely and efficiently perform laser hair removal. Your employment options may include spas, salons, hair removal clinics, and self-employment. Your work setting and your geographic location may impact your salary potential. Overall, the average salary for a Minnesota skin care specialist is $33,770 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Per O*Net, job openings for skin care specialists may increase 24% by the year 2022 (2016). Living in a metropolitan part of Minnesota may help you find more job openings and build your career.

One of the many interesting job options available to a trained hair removal and skin care technician is working in a physician's office. In a physician's office, a technician can evaluate skin care conditions and make treatment recommendations. Another exciting job option for a technician is offering beauty treatments in a beauty salon and spa. Finally, the ever-present self-employment option. The data reflects a strong job outlook for hair removal and skin care technicians in Minnesota.

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