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Posted on: November 24, 2016

How to Become a Nail Technician

Those with a talent for aesthetically transforming nails should explore a career as a manicurist or pedicurist Aside from pursuing work that suits one’s particular skill set, the career outlook for this particular job category is on the upswing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics project a growth in employment of manicurists and pedicurists by 10 percent in a ten-year period, from 2014 to 2024. According to the bureau, this is faster than the average occupational growth in similar job categories.   With this positive career outlook, education and training plus licensing could open opportunities in a nail or hair salon or a day spa. Nowadays, a typical day spa offers a variety of beauty treatments, such as a manicure or pedicure, as part of its regular service to customers. In a spa setting, the nail professional can offer a manicure or pedicure on top of the existing spa treatments for customers.   Spa owners know the advantage of expanding their current services, from spa treatments to manicures and pedicures. Customers often seek places where other services are offered that is why career opportunities are always open to any manicurist who is looking for employment options in a spa.   For those who are interested in pursuing this career path, the first step is to find out what are the certification requirements in one’s particular state or location. Typically, the requirements may include acquiring certification as a licensed nail technician from a certified technical or vocational school. After completing this requirement, the applicant usually takes a written and practical exam, in compliance with local laws. Certification is a necessary qualification for those who are planning to work in a day spa as a manicurist or pedicurist. Once this is done, the licensed professional can apply for jobs in the market.

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