We surveyed 1,102 nail technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical nail technician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a nail technician?

Low

High

Working as a nail technician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a nail technician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a nail technician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a nail technician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a nail technician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for nail technicians.

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Do nail technicians work full-time or part-time?

60% of nail technicians work in full-time roles while 40% work part-time.

Is being a nail technician stressful?

Low

High

Nail technicians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a nail technician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a nail technician.

How competitive is the workplace for nail technicians?

Low

High

Nail technicians tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a nail technician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Nail technicians will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are nail technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a nail technician, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do nail technicians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally nail technicians will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a nail technician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a nail technician may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are nail technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Nail technicians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a nail technician require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for nail technicians.

Does being a good nail technician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as nail technicians.