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NAIL TECHNICIAN: 3-D Art & Crazy Nails

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This nail technician runs her own business under a salon. On a typical day, she spends 10 hours creating 3-D nail art. She originally intended to go to nursing school, but after deciding that it wasn't for her, she fell into creating nail art.

Degree: Cosmotology
Job Title: Nail Technician

Job Summary: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Job Description

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.

On-the-Job Training

None

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$10,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Cosmetology
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<span m='14250'>So</span> <span m='14450'>a</span> <span m='14520'>lot</span> <span m='14730'>of</span> <span m='15100'>shiny</span> <span m='15720'>things--</span> <span m='16090'>obviously,</span> <span m='16720'>you</span> <span m='16840'>can</span> <span m='17070'>see.</span> <span m='17870'>A</span> <span m='18000'>lot</span> <span m='18200'>of</span> <span m='18320'>colors</span> <span m='19072'>for</span> <span m='19450'>the</span> <span m='19720'>girls--</span> <span m='20050'>pinks,</span> <span m='20420'>purples,</span> <span m='20870'>all the</span> <span m='21080'>favorites.</span> <span m='21880'>And</span> <span m='22875'>that's</span> <span m='23330'>about</span> <span m='23730'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='24440'>As</span> <span m='24780'>a</span> <span m='24850'>business</span> <span m='25270'>owner,</span> <span m='25760'>I</span> <span m='25910'>am</span> <span m='26250'>self-employed</span> <span m='28020'>under</span> <span m='28310'>a</span> <span m='28600'>salon.</span> <span m='29090'>So</span> <span m='30200'>it's</span> <span m='30380'>a</span> <span m='31180'>contract</span> <span m='31820'>with</span> <span m='32070'>them,</span> <span m='32270'>basically.</span> <span m='33010'>So</span> <span m='33020'>I</span> <span m='33100'>run</span> <span m='33270'>my own</span> <span m='33550'>business</span> <span m='33900'>inside</span> <span m='34270'>of</span> <span m='34320'>a</span> <span m='34540'>salon.</span> </p><p><span m='35290'>I</span> <span m='35580'>wanted</span> <span m='35790'>to</span> <span m='35830'>go to</span> <span m='36030'>nursing</span> <span m='36400'>school.</span> <span m='36880'>And</span> <span m='37420'>I</span> <span m='37850'>worked</span> <span m='38230'>a</span> <span m='38810'>minimum</span> <span m='39530'>wage</span> <span m='39870'>job</span> <span m='40260'>for a</span> <span m='40550'>year</span> <span m='40900'>and</span> <span m='41010'>decided</span> <span m='41670'>that</span> <span m='41890'>that's</span> <span m='42130'>not</span> <span m='42300'>what</span> <span m='42420'>I</span> <span m='42470'>wanted</span> <span m='42720'>to</span> <span m='42810'>do</span> <span m='42970'>anymore.</span> <span m='43950'>And</span> <span m='44490'>I</span> <span m='44760'>was</span> <span m='44930'>too</span> <span m='45100'>lazy</span> <span m='45350'>to</span> <span m='45420'>go</span> <span m='45590'>to the</span> <span m='45770'>JC.</span> <span m='46290'>So</span> <span m='46680'>I</span> <span m='46830'>ended</span> <span m='47060'>up</span> <span m='47170'>going</span> <span m='47390'>to</span> <span m='47530'>beauty</span> <span m='47950'>school for</span> <span m='48100'>ten months</span> <span m='48800'>and</span> <span m='49160'>fell</span> <span m='49410'>into</span> <span m='49620'>nails.</span> <span m='50120'>And</span> <span m='50850'>I</span> <span m='50940'>loved</span> <span m='51190'>the</span> <span m='51290'>art,</span> <span m='51660'>so</span> <span m='52770'>it was nice.</span> </p><p><span m='53920'>If</span> <span m='54110'>you</span> <span m='54240'>want</span> <span m='54360'>to</span> <span m='54420'>go</span> <span m='54560'>into</span> <span m='54800'>nails,</span> <span m='55170'>you</span> <span m='55540'>have</span> <span m='55690'>to</span> <span m='55770'>keep</span> <span m='55980'>in</span> <span m='56090'>mind</span> <span m='56510'>that</span> <span m='56840'>you do</span> <span m='57150'>have</span> <span m='57300'>to</span> <span m='57370'>have</span> <span m='57530'>the</span> <span m='57630'>personality</span> <span m='57990'>for</span> <span m='58350'>it.</span> <span m='58630'>And</span> <span m='58910'>you</span> <span m='58980'>have</span> <span m='59140'>to</span> <span m='59510'>be</span> <span m='59640'>able</span> <span m='59830'>to</span> <span m='59870'>talk</span> <span m='60060'>to</span> <span m='60190'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='60950'>What</span> <span m='61170'>I</span> <span 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