Manicurists and Pedicurists

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What do they do?

Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

Also known as:

Manicurist, Nail Technician, Pedicurist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Manicurists and Pedicurists in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Manicurists and Pedicurists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 16.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #8 in job growth rate
  • 730

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.4%)
  • Master's degree (1.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (7.5%)
  • Associate's degree (6.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (17%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (39.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (27.4%)

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean tools or equipment.
  • Treat nails by shaping, decorating, or augmenting.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
  • Maintain supply or equipment inventories.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Assess skin or hair conditions.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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