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 profit52.93%
  2. Self-employed43.78%
  3. Private, not for profit2.21%
  4. Federal government0.20%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 3,800 openings for jewelers and precious stone and metal workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,900

State-by-state Salary

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$68,020
$23,300
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Education

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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Knowledge

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

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
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