Nails Specialty

Nail Technician cleaning, cutting, shaping, and painting nails

Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.


Manicurists and pedicurists work exclusively on the hands and feet, providing treatments to groom fingernails and toenails. A typical treatment involves soaking the clients’ hands or feet to soften the skin in order to remove dead skin cells. Manicurists and pedicurists apply lotion to the hands and feet to moisturize the skin. They also may shape and apply polish to artificial fingernails. Manicurists and pedicurists use a variety of tools, including nail clippers, nail files, and specialized cuticle tools. They must be focused while they perform their duties, because most of the tools they use are sharp. Keeping their tools clean and sanitary is important.

Career Opportunities:

  • Manicurists
  • Pedicurists

Employment Outlook:

Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $13.78 hourly or $28,660 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 180 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AManicurist and Pedicurist:180 Hours
Total Hours: 180

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Nail Specialty is available at the following school (s):

Miami Springs Adult Education Center    
North Miami Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
Southwest Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

Contact Information at the Location: 

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Miami Springs Adult Education Center
(305) 885-3585
Corina Mills
Carolina Espinosa
Ext. 2224
Ext. 2228
North Miami Adult Education Center
(305) 981-6774
Michelle Gilles
Sylvia Francois
Ext. 2196
Ext. 2380
Southwest Adult Education Center Josefa Rodriguez
Yamile Reyes
Ext. 2243



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