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Gem and Diamond Workers

General Information

Description

Fabricate, finish, or evaluate the quality of gems and diamonds used in jewelry or industrial tools.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit49.95%
  2. Self-employed45.69%
  3. Private, not for profit1.44%
  4. State and local government0.83%
  5. Federal government0.42%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-3%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$47,140

State-by-state Salary

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$62,380
$19,040
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 57%
  • Bachelor's degree 19%
  • Post-secondary certificate 15%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Management

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