Cosmetic Laser Degrees by Degree Program Level

Although degree programs focusing specifically on the use of cosmetic lasers don't exist, medical school graduates can participate in dermatology residency programs to learn more about the use of cosmetic lasers to remove hair and rejuvenate skin.

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Essential Information

Residents usually work independently, but they can seek help from more experienced personnel when needed.

Prerequisites for three-year dermatology resident programs include medical school graduation, and some may require an interview. A specialization in skin care and clinical rotations are also required.

Specialized doctors like dermatologists must be certified by and organization like the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). All doctors and surgeons, regardless of specialization, must take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).


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Cosmetic Laser Degrees

The rotations that residents complete focus on specific aspects of dermatology, including those noted below:

  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Surgical dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Laser surgery

Employment Outlook and Salary Info

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) predicted that jobs for all types of physicians and surgeons, including dermatologists, should increase by 14% between 2014 and 2024. The BLS noted that the annual mean salary for physicians and surgeons was $197,700 as reported in May 2015.

Although cosmetic laser degrees are not available, three-year dermatology residency programs provide an opportunity for medical school graduates to learn more about dermatological topics and practices, including cosmetic lasers.

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