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Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers

Also called: Boot Maker, Cutter, Shoe Maker, Shoe Repairer

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What they do:
Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles. May use hand tools.
On the job, you would:
  • Dye, soak, polish, paint, stamp, stitch, stain, buff, or engrave leather or other materials to obtain desired effects, decorations, or shapes.
  • Cut out parts, following patterns or outlines, using knives, shears, scissors, or machine presses.
  • Construct, decorate, or repair leather products according to specifications, using sewing machines, needles and thread, leather lacing, glue, clamps, hand tools, or rivets.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • 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:
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Accounting software
  • Bookkeeping software
  • Financial accounting software
Point of sale POS software
  • Sale processing software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$31,450
$23,360
$48,010
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