Manicurists and Pedicurists
On the Job
Manicurists and Pedicurists work with customers to clean, shape, and paint fingernails and toenails.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer therapeutic massages.
- Assess skin or hair conditions.
- Provide medical or cosmetic advice for clients.
- Clean tools or equipment.
- Schedule appointments.
- Promote products, services, or programs.
- Sell products or services.
- Maintain supply or equipment inventories.
- Maintain client information or service records.
- Treat nails by shaping, decorating, or augmenting.
Typical Working Conditions
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Repeating the same motions many times.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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