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Jewelers

Also called: Bench Jeweler, Jeweler, Goldsmith, Earrings Fabricator

What they do:
Fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.
On the job, you would:
  • Smooth soldered joints and rough spots, using hand files and emery paper, and polish smoothed areas with polishing wheels or buffing wire.
  • Position stones and metal pieces, and set, mount, and secure items in place, using setting and hand tools.
  • Create jewelry from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • design
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
Point of sale POS software
  • Jewelry store point of sale POS software
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Customer information databases

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$35,520
per year, on average
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