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Career and Education Opportunities for Manicurists in Columbus, Ohio

For those living in the Columbus, Ohio area, there are many career and education opportunities for manicurists. Currently, 3,300 people work as manicurists in Ohio. This is expected to grow 27% to 4,200 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for manicurists are expected to grow by about 18.8%. Manicurists generally clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails.

Manicurists earn approximately $10 hourly or $21,170 per year on average in Ohio. Nationally they average about $9 per hour or $19,670 annually. Manicurists earn less than people working in the category of Personal Care generally in Ohio and less than people in the Personal Care category nationally.

There are sixty-three schools of higher education in the Columbus area, including seven within twenty-five miles of Columbus where you can get a degree to start your career as a manicurist. Manicurists usually hold a post-secondary certificate, so you can expect to spend a short time training to become 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 Columbus 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

The Spa School - Columbus, OH

The Spa School, 5050 N High, Columbus, OH 43214. The Spa School is a small school located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 101 students. The Spa School has a less than one year program in Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist which graduated forty-five students in 2008.

Ohio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School - Columbus, OH

Ohio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School, 4390 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43203. Ohio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School is a small school located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 71 students. Ohio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School has a less than one year and a two to four year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated zero and twenty students respectively in 2008.

Ohio State School of Cosmetology - Reynoldsburg, OH

Ohio State School of Cosmetology, 6320 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. Ohio State School of Cosmetology is a small school located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 51 students. Ohio State School of Cosmetology has a less than one year and a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated twenty-two and zero students respectively in 2008.

Ohio State School of Cosmetology - Columbus, OH

Ohio State School of Cosmetology, 3717 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207. Ohio State School of Cosmetology is a small school located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 51 students. Ohio State School of Cosmetology has a less than one year and a two to four year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated zero and forty-one students respectively in 2008.

Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County - Newark, OH

Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, 150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055-3399. Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County is a small school located in Newark, Ohio. It is a public school with primarily 2-year programs and has 510 students. Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated eight students in 2008.

Regency Beauty Institute-Columbus - Columbus, OH

Regency Beauty Institute-Columbus, 155 Graceland Blvd, Columbus, OH 43214. Regency Beauty Institute-Columbus is a small school located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 9 students and an admission rate of 100%. Regency Beauty Institute-Columbus has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist.

Nationwide Beauty Academy - Columbus, OH

Nationwide Beauty Academy, 5300 Westpointe Plz, Columbus, OH 43228. Nationwide Beauty Academy is a small school located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 123 students. Nationwide Beauty Academy has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year and two to four year which graduated forty-four and forty-five students respectively in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year.

LICENSES

Cosmetologist License

Licensing agency: Ohio Board of Cosmetology
Address: 101 Southland Mall, Columbus, OH 43207-4041

Phone: (614) 466-3834
Website: Ohio Board of Cosmetology

LOCATION INFORMATION: Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio photo by Xnatedawgx

Columbus is located in Franklin County, Ohio. It has a population of over 754,885, which has grown by 6.1% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Columbus, 82, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Columbus cost $169,200 on average, which is well below the state average. In 2008, six hundred eighty-six new homes were constructed in Columbus, down from 1,008 the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Columbus are health care, educational services, and finance and insurance. For men, it is accommodation and food services, professional, scientific, and technical services, and construction. The average travel time to work is about 22 minutes. More than 29.0% of Columbus residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 9.2%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Columbus is 8.5%, which is less than Ohio's average of 10.0%.

The percentage of Columbus residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 37.6%, is less than both the national and state average. Hebrew Baptist Church, Heritage Temple Freewill Baptist Church and Higher Ground Always Abounding Assembly Church are all churches located in Columbus. The largest religious groups are the Catholic Church, the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Columbus is home to the Busch Corporate Center Industrial Park and the J C Penney Catalog Outlet Store as well as Nafzger Park and Lower Scioto Park. Shopping centers in the area include Indianola Shopping Center, Ohio Stater Mall Shopping Center and Shapter Shopping Center. Visitors to Columbus can choose from Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center, Best Western Clarmont Inn and Crowne Plaza Downtown for temporary stays in the area.