Laser treatment is surging in popularity these days, as more people become aware of its healing capabilities and the benefits it provides to patients. If you’ve ever considered becoming a laser specialist, you might be wondering just what it takes to achieve that goal.

As should be expected, requirements for becoming a laser specialist who works with joint pain patients are a bit more stringent than specialists who do hair removal or other cosmetic procedures.

Have the right temperament 

To become a joint pain laser specialist, you should have the right temperament for the job, which is a genuine desire to help people who are suffering. Many patients must endure persistent and extreme pain before undergoing treatment, and laser treatment is often the last resort for them to eliminate that pain from their lives. You should also be a person who pays close attention to detail and isn’t in a hurry to get the job done but instead insists on doing it right.

Obtain the proper education 

While it is not an absolute requirement that you have a doctor’s background, a good education is essential for success in laser therapy. More than 42 percent of all laser technicians in this country currently have at least a bachelor’s degree, and 15 percent have master’s degrees. Individuals who are planning to work as a hair removal laser specialist might obtain a certificate for that program in just a couple of weeks, but for those who intend to work with the musculoskeletal system, it will be necessary to have a thorough knowledge of anatomy. To obtain a sound knowledge of orthopedics, a medical degree would be preferred because it provides a comprehensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system, something essential for treating patients who have problems in that area.

Work with the best equipment 

Having committed the time to acquire the requisite background knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, you should do your best to find a position where you can work with the most cutting-edge equipment available for pain management. If you can find a laser therapy center that uses the MLS M8 Robotic Laser Therapy, there is no better equipment being used in modern medicine for pain management. OrthoLazer’s ultra-capable system has been endorsed by the FDA for pain management and has already helped thousands of patients enjoy a better quality of life.

Enjoy your career 

It may take some work getting there, but once you have the skills and the knowledge necessary to become a pain management laser specialist, you’ll not only have a lucrative career, but you’ll also have a very fulfilling profession you can be proud of. Helping people to recover from chronic and sometimes intense pain in their joints is something that will be extremely rewarding for you, and it will be a much-needed contribution to society.



OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer patients and their doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Founded by Dr. Scott Sigman – the original opioid-sparing surgeon – our centers further his mission of providing his patients non-operative and non-opioid treatment options. If you’d like more information about OrthoLazer, please visit our website at