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Career and Education Opportunities for Manicurists in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona provides a wide variety of opportunities, both career and educational, for manicurists. There are currently 1,880 working manicurists in Arizona; this should grow 42% to 2,670 working manicurists in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for manicurists, which sees this job pool growing by about 18.8% over the next eight years. Manicurists generally clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails.

Manicurists earn about $8 hourly or $18,090 annually on average in Arizona and about $9 hourly or $19,670 yearly on average nationally. Earnings for manicurists are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Personal Care in Arizona and not quite as good as general Personal Care category earnings nationally.

The Tempe area is home to seventy-six schools of higher education, including fourteen within twenty-five miles of Tempe where you can get a degree as a manicurist. Manicurists usually hold a post-secondary certificate, so it will take a short time to learn to be a manicurist if you already have a high school diploma.

CAREER DESCRIPTION: Manicurist

Manicurist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, manicurists clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. They also may polish or decorate nails.

Manicurists clean and sanitize tools and work environments. They also advise patrons on nail care and use of products and colors. Equally important, manicurists have to apply undercoats and clear or colored polish onto nails with brushes. They are often called upon to shape and smooth ends of nails, using scissors, files, and emery boards. They are expected to remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover and swabs. Finally, manicurists treat nails to repair or improve strength and resilience by wrapping, or furnish treatment to nail biters.

Every day, manicurists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. It is also important that they control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail.

It is important for manicurists to attach paper forms to tips of customers' fingers to support and shape artificial nails. They are often called upon to brush powder and solvent onto nails and paper forms to preserve nail appearance and to extend nails, then remove forms and shape and smooth nail edges using rotary abrasive wheel. They also decorate patrons' nails by piercing them or attaching ornaments or designs. They are sometimes expected to roughen surfaces of fingernails, using abrasive wheel. Somewhat less frequently, manicurists are also expected to clean customers' nails in soapy water, using swabs, files, and orange sticks.

Manicurists sometimes are asked to polish nails, using powdered polish and buffer. and soften nail cuticles with water and oil, push back cuticles, using cuticle knife, and trim cuticles, using scissors or nippers. And finally, they sometimes have to whiten underside of nails with white paste or pencil.

Like many other jobs, manicurists must be reliable and have strong self control in the face of challenging situations.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Tempe include:

  • Barber. Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.
  • Hairdresser. Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
  • Makeup Artist. Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
  • Skin Care Specialist. Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Manicurist Training

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Scottsdale, AZ

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, 7201 E. Camelback #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is a small school located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 282 students and an admission rate of 92%. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated 191 students in 2008.

Maricopa Beauty College LLC - Avondale, AZ

Maricopa Beauty College LLC, 515 W Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323. Maricopa Beauty College LLC is a small college located in Avondale, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 154 students. Maricopa Beauty College LLC has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 85 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year.

Regency Beauty Institute-Mesa - Mesa, AZ

Regency Beauty Institute-Mesa, 1457 W Southern Ave Ste 113, Mesa, AZ 85203. Regency Beauty Institute-Mesa is a small school located in Mesa, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 56 students and an admission rate of 77%. Regency Beauty Institute-Mesa has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist.

Empire Beauty School-Glendale - Glendale, AZ

Empire Beauty School-Glendale, 10820 N 43rd Ave Ste 12, Glendale, AZ 85304. Empire Beauty School-Glendale is a small school located in Glendale, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 160 students. Empire Beauty School-Glendale has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 70 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year which graduated 23 students in 2008.

Empire Beauty School-Avondale - Avondale, AZ

Empire Beauty School-Avondale, 9945 W McDowell Road #112, Avondale, AZ 85323. Empire Beauty School-Avondale is a small school located in Avondale, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 35 students. Empire Beauty School-Avondale has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 22 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year.

International Academy of Hair Design - Chandler, AZ

International Academy of Hair Design, 3350 N Arizona Ave Ste 4, Chandler, AZ 85225-7198. International Academy of Hair Design is a small school located in Chandler, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 347 students. International Academy of Hair Design has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated sixty-seven students in 2008.

Regency Beauty Institute-Tolleson - Phoenix, AZ

Regency Beauty Institute-Tolleson, 7910 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033. Regency Beauty Institute-Tolleson is a small school located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 29 students and an admission rate of 50%. Regency Beauty Institute-Tolleson has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist.

Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley - Phoenix, AZ

Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley, 12827 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley is a small school located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 50 students. Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 17 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year.

Maricopa Skill Center - Phoenix, AZ

Maricopa Skill Center, 1245 E Buckeye, Phoenix, AZ 85034-4101. Maricopa Skill Center is a small school located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a public school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 953 students. Maricopa Skill Center has a less than one year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated thirty-three students in 2008.

Earls Academy of Beauty - Mesa, AZ

Earls Academy of Beauty, 2111 S Alma School Rd Ste 21, Mesa, AZ 85210. Earls Academy of Beauty is a small school located in Mesa, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 262 students. Earls Academy of Beauty has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 756 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year which graduated 345 students in 2008.

Carsten Institute - Tempe, AZ

Carsten Institute, 3345 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282. Carsten Institute is a small school located in Tempe, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 65 students. Carsten Institute has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated sixty-two students in 2008.

East Valley Institute of Technology - Mesa, AZ

East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201. East Valley Institute of Technology is a small school located in Mesa, Arizona. It is a public school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 203 students. East Valley Institute of Technology has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated fifteen students in 2008.

Empire Beauty School-Chandler - Chandler, AZ

Empire Beauty School-Chandler, 2978 N Alma School Rd Stes 1-3, Chandler, AZ 85224. Empire Beauty School-Chandler is a small school located in Chandler, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 165 students. Empire Beauty School-Chandler has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 59 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year which graduated 37 students in 2008.

Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix - Glendale, AZ

Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix, 2727 W. Glendale Ave. #200, Glendale, AZ 85051. Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix is a small school located in Glendale, Arizona. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 200 students. Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 56 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year.

LICENSES

Cosmetology, Aesthetician, Nail Technologist Instructor (License)

Licensing agency: Cosmetology, Board of
Address: 1721 E Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: (480) 784-4539
Website: Cosmetology, Board of

LOCATION INFORMATION: Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe is situated in Maricopa County, Arizona. It has a population of over 175,523, which has grown by 10.7% over the last ten years. The cost of living index in Tempe, 95, is below the national average. New single-family homes in Tempe cost $163,900 on average, which is far less than the state average. In 2008, sixty-three new homes were constructed in Tempe, down from one hundred seven the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Tempe are educational services, accommodation and food services, and health care. For men, it is accommodation and food services, educational services, and construction. The average commute to work is about 20 minutes. More than 39.6% of Tempe residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 14.6%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Tempe is 7.5%, which is less than Arizona's average of 9.3%.

The percentage of Tempe residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 39.7%, is less than the national average but more than the state average. The largest religious groups are the Catholic Church, the LDS (Mormon) Church and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Tempe is home to the Casa Fiesta Travel Trailer Resort and the Fair Lanes Village Center as well as Birchett Park and Hudson Park. Shopping malls in the area include Arizona Mall of Tempe, Arizona Mills Mall and Baseline Village Shopping Center. Visitors to Tempe can choose from Motel 6, Executive Suites Extended Stay and Best Western Nova Plus Test Property for temporary stays in the area.