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51-9071.01 - Jewelers

Fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.

Sample of reported job titles: Bench Jeweler, Jeweler, Goldsmith, Earrings Fabricator, Gemologist

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
93   Core Smooth soldered joints and rough spots, using hand files and emery paper, and polish smoothed areas with polishing wheels or buffing wire.
93   Core Position stones and metal pieces, and set, mount, and secure items in place, using setting and hand tools.
90   Core Create jewelry from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones.
88   Core Make repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewelry together, and replacing broken clasps and mountings.
88   Core Clean and polish metal items and jewelry pieces, using jewelers' tools, polishing wheels, and chemical baths.
86   Core Select and acquire metals and gems for designs.
85   Core Compute costs of labor and materials in order to determine production costs of products and articles.
83   Core Mark and drill holes in jewelry mountings in order to center stones according to design specifications.
83   Core Examine assembled or finished products to ensure conformance to specifications, using magnifying glasses or precision measuring instruments.
79   Core Construct preliminary models of wax, metal, clay, or plaster, and form sample castings in molds.
74   Core Pour molten metal alloys or other materials into molds in order to cast models of jewelry.
73   Core Cut, shape, and smooth gemstones, pearls, and metal pieces, using abrasives, grinding stones, and power and hand tools.
72   Core Soften metal to be used in designs by heating it with a gas torch and shape it, using hammers and dies.
71   Core Determine appraised values of diamonds and other gemstones based on price guides, market fluctuations, and stone grades and rarity.
70   Core Alter existing jewelry mountings in order to reposition jewels or to adjust mountings.
67   Core Grade stones based on their color, perfection, and quality of cut.
66   Core Plate articles such as jewelry pieces and watch dials, using silver, gold, nickel, or other metals.
66   Core Write or modify design specifications such as the metal contents and weights of items.
65   Core Create new jewelry designs and modify existing designs, using computers as necessary.
65   Core Examine gemstone surfaces and internal structures to evaluate genuineness, quality, and value, using polariscopes, refractometers, and other optical instruments.
64   Core Buy and sell jewelry, or serve as agents between buyers and sellers.
64   Core Record the weights and processing times of finished pieces.
63   Core Lay out designs on metal stock, and cut along markings to fabricate pieces used to cast metal molds.
61   Core Fabricate, modify, or repair jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
58   Core Mark, engrave, or emboss designs on metal pieces such as castings, wire, or jewelry, following specifications.
57   Core Cut designs in molds or other materials to be used as models in the fabrication of metal and jewelry products.
55   Core Design and fabricate molds, models, and machine accessories, and modify hand tools used to cast metal and jewelry pieces.
50   Core Research and analyze reference materials, and consult with interested parties in order to develop new products or modify existing designs.
75   Supplemental Weigh, mix, and melt metal alloys or materials needed for jewelry models.
72   Supplemental Remove mold castings from metal or jewelry workpieces, and place workpieces in water or on trays to cool.
61   Supplemental Place metal samples in frames, pack raw rubber around samples, and clamp samples, frames, and rubber into vulcanizing machines.
59   Supplemental Assemble and secure mold sections used to cast metal articles and pieces.
49   Supplemental Melt and roll out metal into sheets or bars, and stamp out jewelry such as gold and silver chains, using presses or dies.
46   Supplemental Build sand molds in flasks, following patterns and heat flasks to dry and harden molds, using furnaces or torches.
45   Supplemental Rotate molds in order to distribute molten material and prevent formation of air pockets.
44   Supplemental Remove molds from cast articles, clean them, and apply shellac and powder to preserve them for reuse.
44   Supplemental Immerse gemstones in chemical solutions to determine specific gravity and other key properties necessary for identification and appraisal.
30   Supplemental Burn grooves or crevices in molds in order to correct defects, using soldering guns.
23   Supplemental Press models into clay, and build up clay around exposed parts of models to retain plaster.
15   Supplemental Chase decorative designs on silver blanks that are to be used as models for steel production dies.

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
77   Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
70   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
66   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
57   Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
49   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
47   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
45   Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
42   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
40   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
39   Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
38   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
35   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
32   Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
31   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
31   Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
30   Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
29   Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
28   Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
27   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
27   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
21   Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
21   Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
17   Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
14   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
13   History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
10   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
  Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
56   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
56   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
53   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
53   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
50   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
47   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
47   Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
47   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
47   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
47   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
47   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
47   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
44   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
44   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
41   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
41   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
41   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
41   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
41   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
41   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
38   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
38   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
35   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
31   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
31   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
31   Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
28   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
25   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
22   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
13   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
13   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
85   Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
85   Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
78   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
72   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
69   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
60   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
60   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
60   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
56   Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
56   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
53   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
53   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
53   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
50   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
50   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
50   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
50   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
50   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
50   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
50   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
47   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
44   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
44   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
44   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
41   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
38   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
38   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
35   Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
35   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
35   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
35   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
31   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
28   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
28   Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
25   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
25   Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
16   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
  Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
  Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
 Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
82   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Design jewelry or decorative objects.
70   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
67   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
66   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
66   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
65   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Adjust position of molds during processing.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures.
  • Build production molds.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
  • Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products.
  • Remove workpieces from molds.
  • Shape clay or dough to create products.
  • Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools.
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges.
  • Solder parts or workpieces.
64   Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
63   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
63   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Estimate costs of products, services, or materials.
  • Select production input materials.
60   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
59   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
58   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
57   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
56   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
56   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
55   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Confer with customers or designers to determine order specifications.
55   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Examine physical characteristics of gemstones or precious metals.
54   Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
52   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
50   Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
45   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
43   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Record operational or production data.
43   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
42   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
42   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
38   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
37   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
37   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
37   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
36   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
36   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
36   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
36   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Repair precision devices or workpieces.
  • Repair production equipment or tools.
35   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
30   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
30   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
28   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
28   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Mix ingredients to create specific finishes.
  • Place materials into molds.
26   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
24   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
  Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


83     Continually or almost continually
17     More than half the time
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


92     Every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


75     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


67     Extremely important
29     Very important
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


63     Every day
33     Once a week or more but not every day
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


61     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


58     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not every day
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


54     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Never
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


52     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Never
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


26     A lot of freedom
39     Some freedom
30     Limited freedom
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


43     Every day
22     Once a week or more but not every day
22     Once a year or more but not every month
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


54     Some freedom
33     Limited freedom
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


21     Constant contact with others
33     Contact with others most of the time
33     Contact with others about half the time
13     Occasional contact with others
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?


35     Very important results
22     Important results
17     Moderate results
26     Minor results
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


29     More than 40 hours
71     40 hours
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


39     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
22     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


21     Extremely important
29     Very important
33     Important
17     Fairly important
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


50     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


17     Extremely competitive
38     Highly competitive
29     Moderately competitive
17     Slightly competitive
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


25     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Never
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


54     Moderately close (at arm's length)
38     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


13     Continually or almost continually
43     More than half the time
22     About half the time
13     Less than half the time
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


21     Extremely important
29     Very important
21     Important
21     Fairly important
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


42     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
38     Never
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


13     Very high responsibility
33     High responsibility
21     Moderate responsibility
33     Limited responsibility
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


26     Extremely serious
22     Very serious
13     Serious
30     Not serious at all
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


17     Every day
21     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
13     Never
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


33     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a year or more but not every month
29     Never
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


33     Very important
33     Important
21     Fairly important
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


21     High responsibility
25     Moderate responsibility
29     Limited responsibility
21     No responsibility
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


22     Very important
26     Important
22     Fairly important
26     Not important at all
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Once a month or more but not every week
54     Once a year or more but not every month
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


17     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
38     Once a year or more but not every month
21     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


17     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a year or more but not every month
57     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


13     About half the time
74     Less than half the time
13     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


13     Moderately automated
50     Slightly automated
38     Not at all automated
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


29     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
67     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


43     Less than half the time
48     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


29     Once a year or more but not every month
63     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


88     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


25     Fairly important
67     Not important at all
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


35     Less than half the time
61     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


30     Less than half the time
70     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


83     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


92     Never
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


92     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


92     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


92     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


92     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


96     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


96     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


96     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


96     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


100     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


100     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


100     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
33   High school diploma or equivalent Help
33   Post-secondary certificate Help
17   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
89   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
45   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
28   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
28   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
 Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
97   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
94   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
87   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
79   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
76   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
75   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
74   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
74   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
72   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
72   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
71   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
71   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
62   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
58   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
47   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
41   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
53   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
50   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
39   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
39   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
39   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
28   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

27-1012.00 Craft Artists
27-1013.00 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
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49-9063.00 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
51-6051.00 Sewers, Hand
51-6052.00 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
51-9071.06 Gem and Diamond Workers
51-9071.07 Precious Metal Workers
51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians
51-9195.05 Potters, Manufacturing

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers.
Employment data collected from Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers.
Industry data collected from Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers.

Median wages (2013) $17.08 hourly, $35,520 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 33,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 6,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Retail Trade (33% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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