Manicurists & Pedicurists

Also called: Manicurist, Nail Technician, Pedicurist,



What they do:
Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.
On the job, you would:
  • Clean and sanitize tools and work environment.
  • Apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brush.
  • Maintain supply inventories and records of client services.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Calendar and scheduling software
  • Appointment-Plus
  • AppointmentQuest Online Appointment Scheduler
Data base user interface and query software
  • Aknaf ADVANTAGE Salon Software and Spa Software
  • DaySmart Software Salon Iris

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$25,770
$20,230
$36,730

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What they do:
Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

On the job, you would:
  • Clean and sanitize tools and work environment.
  • Apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brush.
  • Maintain supply inventories and records of client services.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Calendar and scheduling software
  • Appointment-Plus
  • AppointmentQuest Online Appointment Scheduler
Data base user interface and query software
  • Aknaf ADVANTAGE Salon Software and Spa Software
  • DaySmart Software Salon Iris

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$25,770
$20,230
$36,730

EXPLORE MORE