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Manicurist, Nail Specialist Degree Programs

Online Manicurist, Nail Specialist

Online Manicurist, Nail Specialist  Degrees and Courses

Looking for online accredited career colleges and universities offering Manicurist, Nail Specialist degrees. Each program from a Online Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. Becoming a manicurist can require schooling, an exam, and licensing. Learn what schooling involves and read about potential career opportunities.

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Online Manicurist, Nail Specialist Degrees

Manicurist/pedicurist schooling: Preparations for a license

Any career that involves working with the human body usually requires schooling, an exam, and often licensing as well. Working with finger and toe nails is no exception, and with good reason. Customers may seek your manicure or pedicure services for grooming, fashion, or health reasons. Manicurists need to recognize health issues related to nails. Manicurist training programs provide courses necessary to learn what's needed. Some programs are for certificates, others for associate degrees.

Training for a manicurist/pedicurist career

A combination of online, classroom, and hands-on manicurist training can be tailored to your location and needs. Here's what you'll learn:

  1. The role of tissues, cells and organs involved in forming nails
  2. Which nail, hair, and skin disorders are suitable for treatment and which should be referred to a doctor
  3. State laws and regulations related to sanitation and safety for manicure (nail technician) work
  4. How to perform basic nail care, cleaning and conditioning
  5. Applying artificial, acrylic, and sculpted nails and other foot treatments
  6. Apprenticeship requirements involving hands-on experience

You're licensed. Now what?

Many students get an gain an associate degree in cosmetology from their school to increase earning opportunities, unless they prefer part-time work. May 2010 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists manicurist mean hourly wages as $10.62 and the mean annual wage as $20,060. Your job choices include beauty or nail salons, spas, resorts, cruise ships, and hotels. If you're a creative person who enjoys working with fashion and health, being a manicurist could be a perfect fit.

Author: Susanne Clemenz

Online Manicurist, Nail Specialist
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