Nail Technician and Manicurist
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Nail technician and manicurist is a program that prepares individuals to shape fingernails and toenails, remove unwanted skin and blemishes, apply Polish and cosmetics to nails, and function as licensed manicurists or nail technicians/specialists. includes instruction in manicuring theory; skin anatomy; nail growth, irregularities, and diseases; sterilization and sanitation; equipment and table maintenance; cuticle, blemish, and rough skin removal; nail filing, shaping, and polishing; cream application and extremity massage; nail sculpture and design art; product storage and use; customer service; laws and regulations; and business practices.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in nail technician and manicurist at each level last year.
02K4K6K8K10K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
Manicurists and Pedicurists
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all nail technician and manicurist graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 63% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 90% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in nail technician and manicurist earned in the last academic year, 93% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 94% of other programs.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Nail Technician and Manicurist doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$16K$16K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$10K$12K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Manicurists and Pedicurists
$0$200K$24K
156,300
10.1%
20,300
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer nail technician and manicurist degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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454 schools offer this program (all levels) in the selected area.
School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
ABC Beauty Academy
TX
63
43.0
$6,907
ASM Beauty World Academy
FL
156
43.3
45%
Academy di Firenze
ID
10
10.0
$7,112
Academy of Career Training
FL
170
27.3
$7,883
51%
Academy of Cosmetology
FL
122
15.6
$13,511
45%
Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology
CA
45
36.0
$9,372
48%
Academy of Hair Design - Beaumont
TX
65
32.0
$6,488
Academy of Hair Design - Jasper
TX
46
22.0
$6,375
25%
Academy of Hair Design - Las Vegas
NV
271
25.6
$13,800
39%
Academy of Hair Design - Lufkin
TX
132
18.3
$6,600
25%
Academy of Hair Design - Springfield
MO
292
25.3
$10,727
47%
Academy of Hair Technology
SC
73
26.3
$11,014
38%
Academy of Professional Cosmetology
AR
49
16.0
$8,357
Adrian's College of Beauty Turlock
CA
150
25.4
$16,353
29%
Advance Beauty College
CA
306
30.1
Aesthetic Science Institute
NY
79
29.0
$9,079
64%
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering
SC
56
50.0
$18,050
35%
Alhambra Beauty College
CA
124
29.5
$9,216
All Beauty College
AZ
14
22.0
$12,969
38%
All Beauty College
AZ
26
22.5
$13,262
38%
Explore similar programs

Nail Technician and Manicurist is part of a larger collection of programs: Personal Services. Is there a different program that's close to Nail Technician and Manicurist that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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