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Nail Technician Schools Add Polish to Your Career

Manicurists and pedicurists, also referred to as nail technicians, are personal appearance workers who specialize in procedures that enhance the fingernails and toenails of their clients. They trim, file, and polish nails and apply fingernail extensions. Because nail extensions and creative polish designs have become extremely popular for women of all ages, the demand for skilled nail technicians with specialized training is rising rapidly.

All 50 states require nail technicians to be licensed by graduating from a state-licensed nail technician school. Manicurists and pedicurists usually require fewer hours of training classes than some other personal appearance workers, such as barbers and hairstylists. At any of the many licensed nail technician schools, you can take classes or courses to earn a certificate, diploma, or even an associate degree in cosmetology.

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Nail technician jobs are projected to grow at almost three times the rate of all U.S. jobs between 2006 and 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average job-growth rate during those years is projected to be 10 percent, and the BLS expects nail technician jobs during the same period to increase by as much as 28 percent, from 78,000 jobs in 2006 to 100,000 jobs in 2016. Mean hourly earnings in 2008, including tips and commissions, were $10.60. Most nail technicians work in beauty salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, and nursing and residential care homes, and many are self-employed.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of nail extensions and decorative nail painting, there's a high demand for trained nail technicians, but also lots of competition. Graduation from a nail technician school is required and can also help you learn the skills necessary to become a successful manicurist, pedicurist, or general nail technician--not to mention earn a reputation for creativity and customer service. Courses that are part of an associate degree, certificate, or diploma will help you polish off your competition.

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Miller-Motte Technical College
With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.
Nail Technology - Certificate, Cosmetology - Certificate, Cosmetology - Diploma and more.
  • Chattanooga: 6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Roanoke: 4444 Electric Road, SW Roanoke, VA 24018
  • Madison: 1515 Gallatin Pike North Madison, TN 37115
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Empire Beauty Schools
Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.
Nail Technician, Cosmetology, and more.
  • Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103
  • Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702
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Milan Institute
Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.
Manicurist, Cosmetology, and more.
  • San Antonio: Ingram Park Mall - 6151 N.W. Loop 410, Ste. 201 San Antonio, TX 78238
  • Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612
  • Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Sunstate Academy
Launch your career as a professional stylist or manicurist at Sunstate Academy.
Nail Technician, Barber-Styling Cosmetology Combination, Cosmetology and more.
  • Clearwater: 2525 Drew Street Clearwater, FL 33765
  • Fort Myers: 2040 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907

Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
Diploma in Cosmetology, and more.
  • Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041
  • Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77067
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Florida Career College
Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
Cosmetology - DIP, and more.
  • Boynton Beach: 1703 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach, FL 33426
  • West Palm Beach: 6058 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33417
  • Miami: 8200 SW 117 Avenue Miami, FL 33183

Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
Certificate in Cosmetology, DIP_Cosmetology, and more.
  • Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117
  • Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532
  • Jackson: 4795 I-55 N. Jackson, MS 39206
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Institute of Business & Medical Careers
A career to support yourself starts with a supportive, experienced faculty. IBMC delivers a wide range of professional life changing opportunities to promote personal, social, and career development.
Certificate-Nail Technician, Diploma-Cosmetology, and more.
  • Greeley: 5400 11th Street, Suite D Greeley, CO 80634
  • Cheyenne: 3425 Dell Range Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82009

Vatterott College
  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.
Cosmetology (50-Week Day Program), Cosmetology (Night Program), Cosmetology (60-Week Night Program) and more.
  • Kansas City: 8955 E. 38th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64129
  • Saint Joseph: 3131 Frederick Ave. Saint Joseph, MO 64506
  • Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Pursue your degree at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.
Nail Technician, Cosmetology, and more.
  • Washington: 242 Oak Spring Rd. Washington, PA 15301

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