Probably a lot of electrologists fall into this lucrative salary supplementation party, too. I’ve had a few calls from local physicians asking if I would like to work in their office doing both electrolysis and laser. In the state of Ohio, with extra training, a registered nurse, electrologist, physician’s assistant may wield a laser. Since I hold two license’s, registered nurse and electrologist C.T.) I guess these guys find that pretty convenient. I always decline for my own reasons.
In regard to the above article, family practitioner’s and pediatrician’s are the low guy’s on the salary totem pole, as far as hours worked compared to salaries received. It is quite a struggle to run an office and pay for several employee’s health insurance, as well as their family members health insurance, in addition to paying for malpractice insurance, office supplies and equipment, rent, utilities, etc. Many work 60-80 hours per week just keep the whole thing going. I know of a family doctor who made a grand total of $30,000 in one year after expenses were paid. He was pushing close to 60 years old and just couldn’t keep the pace of 60-80 hours per week. He closed shop and it was too bad because he served many people in a rural community that badly needed that family doctor.
I work in an office with family doctor’s and they get their fair share of brochures trying to entice them to buy a laser for the office. They really show no interest. I think they are busy enough and they probably don’t want the extra liabilty and expense that comes with owning or leasing a laser???
I live with a family physician, so I see all his mail. My husband gets bombarded by the laser reps sending him information about their upcoming workshops. The last thing on his mind is hair removal. Even if he would see it as a chance to boost his income, he has very little time to learn and be accountable for something else in his day, being that he works 60-80 hours per week already. He’s like most physician’s, he really doesn’t care about the impact of having unwanted hair. I’m educating him slowly. Heck, he’s still telling people that I’m an electroLOGER and they think he said astrologer. Most doctors don’t take hair removal seriously,but the ones that do probably have a laser. The money flowing in certainly gets and keeps their interest.