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Esthetician/Nail Technician Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Prepares individuals to cleanse, depilate, massage, and beautify the human body and to function as licensed esthetician and skin care specialist. This program is based on the state rules and regulations as a part of the state law. Completed instruction qualifies the student for licensing examinations in Utah.

You Will Learn
  • History of esthetics.
  • Health and safety.
  • Customer relations and salon management.
  • Legal issues.
  • Human immune system, including diseases and disorders of the skin.
  • Implements, tools and equipment for basic esthetics.
  • Skin anatomy, physiology, health and science of basic esthetics.
  • Principles of nutrition.
  • Decontamination and infection control.
  • Limited chemical exfoliation; chemistry for basic esthetics.
  • Temporary hair removal including waxing and tweezing.
  • Makeup application.
  • Face and neck massage.
  • Basic facials and other skin treatments.
  • Nail manicures and pedicures.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Personal Services: Esthetician/Nail Technician - PDF

Industry Certification
Earn industry certification in this Pathway.
-Esthetician/Nail Technician Industry Certification - PDF

  • Basic Esthetics
  • Nail Technician

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Manicurist
  • Nail Technician Teacher
  • Pedicurist
  • Esthetician
  • Esthetician Teacher
  • Skin Care Specialist

Workforce Trends
Population growth and expanding services are expected to create good job prospects among manicurists and pedicurists.

Utah Wage
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