Manicurists and Pedicurists

3.9/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $13.40 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 96% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Manicurists and Pedicurists' job openings is expected to rise 32.6% by 2030
'Manicurists and Pedicurists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Manicurists and Pedicurists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Manicurists and Pedicurists' was $27,870, or $13.40 hourly
'Manicurists and Pedicurists' are paid 33.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as manicurists and pedicurists?

As of 2020 there were 73,010 people employed as Manicurists and Pedicurists within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Manicurists and Pedicurists.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 39-5092.00

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Andrea S (Could go either way) says
Am a nail technician, what I do creating custom extensions are individual to the clients nails, also somewhat finicky to do, I doubt a robot could do it accurately though who knows, robots are getting better and better.
Nov 20, 2020 at 06:57 PM

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