Electrologists are trained professionals who remove hair from the skin of patients. The electrologist uses a probe to shoot an electric wave into the papilla, or root, of the hair to kill the root and deter new hair growth. Since the root may not be destroyed on the first try, it is often necessary to treat the same area many times over a period of months or even years.

Quick Facts
Duties Remove hair from the skin of patients by using a variety of techniques
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are strongest in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
Experience Experience as an assistant and completion of a formal training program required
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Self-Employed or Electrology Teacher
  • Electrologist
  • Assistant to Electrologist

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