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Laser Technology Jobs

Skin care has gone high tech and people who are interested in getting into the skin care industry should seriously consider some of the laser technology jobs available. Laser technology for skin care has advanced and so has the training available. As well, many states now require laser technicians to be certified and licensed, so it is very important you choose the right school and program for you.

The Most Common Laser Technology Jobs 
What kinds of jobs are available in laser technology for those interested in providing skin care? Hair removal might be the most common, although laser technology jobs are also available for those interested in removing tattoos and other blemishes of the skin. 

As more people continue to pay attention to their personal appearance, laser hair removal schools have become one of the hottest higher education training facilities in the United States. Laser hair removal schools teach students how to use lasers to remove unwanted hair from the body. This unwanted hair could be on the neck, back, face, chin, arms or legs. These programs for hair removal can help prepare you for a career in one of the laser technology jobs. 

Those wild nights of our youth sometimes come back to haunt us and for many people who got a tattoo in the spur of the moment later regret their decision. The popularity of tattoos has surged within the past decade, but so has the profession that helps people rid themselves of the permanent ink. People trained in tattoo removal are done so using advanced laser technology. 

Another possible route to find a laser technology job is to become a Laser Safety Officer, which helps salons and doctor's offices put safe laser equipment and policies in places. Laser Safety Officers follow the rules of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI). 

What Type of Education Do I Need for a Laser Technology Job?
People who are interested in finding one of the many laser technology jobs should have a high aptitude for math and science. Some schools will require you to take courses such as anatomy. Of course, the willingness and desire to work closely with people to help them is a pre-requisite for the job. In a laser technology school, you will be trained on all aspects of the equipment. As well, some schools offer certification courses for the American National Standard Institute, which will help you market yourself to potential employers in the laser technology field. 

You may choose to work in a salon for hair removal, or a doctor's office, where you would work closely with a dermatologist. Many people who seek careers in the laser technology field are self-employed, giving you the freedom to choose your work conditions and set your own rates.