Nail Technician

What Does A Nail Technician Do?

A nail technician provides services related to fingernails and toenails including cleaning, filing, painting, and polishing. In addition, they may massage and moisturize hands and feet.

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How Do I Become A Nail Technician?

Nail technicians must complete a cosmetology or related program and get licensed to do this work. These programs are often provided by colleges and may lead to a certificate or degree.

What is the Average Salary For A Nail Technician?

High – 32,000
Median – 21,000
Low – 18,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Nail Technician?

  • Communication
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Cosmetology

What Is The Work Environment For A Nail Technician?

Nail technicians generally work in nail or hair salons and spas. Some may be self-employed. This job requires a lot of sitting and dealing with chemicals. Part-time positions are common in this line of work.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Nail Technician?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Nail Technician?