Sample 1 - State of California

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Manicurists and Pedicurists
(SOC Code : 39-5092)
in California

Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$9.92$8.70$9.19$10.59

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202223,00028,5005,50023.9740

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
ManicuristDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Personal Care Services 53,47870.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Clean and sanitize tools and work environment.
Schedule client appointments and accept payments.
Remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover and swabs.
Clean customers` nails in soapy water, using swabs, files, and orange sticks.
Shape and smooth ends of nails, using scissors, files, or emery boards.
Apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brush.
Advise clients on nail care and use of products and colors.
Assess the condition of clients` hands, remove dead skin from the hands and massage them.
Soften nail cuticles with water and oil, push back cuticles, using cuticle knife, and trim cuticles, using scissors or nippers.
Brush powder and solvent onto nails and paper forms to maintain nail appearance and to extend nails, then remove forms and shape and smooth nail edges using rotary abrasive wheel.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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