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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, Earrings Fabricator, Gemologist, Goldsmith, Jeweler

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Tasks

  • Smooth soldered joints and rough spots, using hand files and emery paper, and polish smoothed areas with polishing wheels or buffing wire. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position stones and metal pieces, and set, mount, and secure items in place, using setting and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create jewelry from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Make repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewelry together, and replacing broken clasps and mountings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean and polish metal items and jewelry pieces, using jewelers' tools, polishing wheels, and chemical baths. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and acquire metals and gems for designs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compute costs of labor and materials in order to determine production costs of products and articles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mark and drill holes in jewelry mountings in order to center stones according to design specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine assembled or finished products to ensure conformance to specifications, using magnifying glasses or precision measuring instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Construct preliminary models of wax, metal, clay, or plaster, and form sample castings in molds. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pour molten metal alloys or other materials into molds in order to cast models of jewelry. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut, shape, and smooth gemstones, pearls, and metal pieces, using abrasives, grinding stones, and power and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Soften metal to be used in designs by heating it with a gas torch and shape it, using hammers and dies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine appraised values of diamonds and other gemstones based on price guides, market fluctuations, and stone grades and rarity. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Alter existing jewelry mountings in order to reposition jewels or to adjust mountings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Grade stones based on their color, perfection, and quality of cut. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plate articles such as jewelry pieces and watch dials, using silver, gold, nickel, or other metals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write or modify design specifications such as the metal contents and weights of items. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create new jewelry designs and modify existing designs, using computers as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine gemstone surfaces and internal structures to evaluate genuineness, quality, and value, using polariscopes, refractometers, and other optical instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Buy and sell jewelry, or serve as agents between buyers and sellers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record the weights and processing times of finished pieces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lay out designs on metal stock, and cut along markings to fabricate pieces used to cast metal molds. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fabricate, modify, or repair jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mark, engrave, or emboss designs on metal pieces such as castings, wire, or jewelry, following specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut designs in molds or other materials to be used as models in the fabrication of metal and jewelry products. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and fabricate molds, models, and machine accessories, and modify hand tools used to cast metal and jewelry pieces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research and analyze reference materials, and consult with interested parties in order to develop new products or modify existing designs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weigh, mix, and melt metal alloys or materials needed for jewelry models. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove mold castings from metal or jewelry workpieces, and place workpieces in water or on trays to cool. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Place metal samples in frames, pack raw rubber around samples, and clamp samples, frames, and rubber into vulcanizing machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble and secure mold sections used to cast metal articles and pieces. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Abrasive stones — Grinding stones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anodizing machine — Pen platers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Applicator brushes — Flux brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Awls — Awl sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Battery testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bead accessories — Beading tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt sander — Belt sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench refractometers or polarimeters — Bench refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench scales — Digital scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises — Mini bench vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Gemological microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Blow torches; Casting torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Burnisher — Burnishing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Digital calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crimping pliers — Pocket crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cross and straight pein hammer — Chasing hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Curved nose pliers — Bent chain nose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dapping punches — Chasing tools; Dapping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutters; Flush cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • End cut pliers — Oblique end cutters; Side cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engravers — Engraving tools; Pneumatic gravers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engraving machines — Engraving blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flat nose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fume hoods or cupboards — Fume hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Embossing hammers; Fretz hammers; Texture hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand reamer — Bead reamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jewel appraising tester — Diamond testers; Gem gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jeweler scissors — Jewelry scissors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jewellers pliers — Jewelers' chain-nose pliers; Split ring pliers; Tweezer nose pliers; Wire looping pliers (see all 20 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jewelry mandrels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knurling tool — Milgrain machines; Milgrain tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory hotplates — Electric hot plates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser welding machine — Laser welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light boxes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Loupes — Jeweler's loupes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnifiers — Handheld magnifiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mechanical or ultrasonic metal cleaner — Ultrasonic cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal cutters — Micro bevel cutters; Ring cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mini pliers — Micro pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint brushes — Sable brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Polariscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power buffers — Polishing wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Precision file — Hand files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Precision screwdriver — Precision screwdriver sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Steam cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punching pliers — Hole punch pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ring sizers — Ring rollers; Ring sizing sets; Ring stretcher/reducers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Round nose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers — Precision rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Eye protection See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scratch brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Mini shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stamping die — Metal stamping dies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thickness measuring devices — Digital gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Draw tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tumblers or polishers — Bench top polishers; Magnetic tumblers; Polishing units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tweezers — Mini tweezers; Plastic coated tweezers; Soldering tweezers; Utility tweezers (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Bench knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Watch or clock repair kits — Case presses; Watch hand removers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Bristle brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters — Wire cutting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire mills — Jump ring makers; Rolling mills See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Computer assisted jewelry design CAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Customer information databases See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Retail management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory tracking software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Point of sale POS software — Jewelry store point of sale POS software See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Evaluate quality of materials or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mix ingredients to create specific finishes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select production input materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Place materials into molds. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine physical characteristics of gemstones or precious metals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Shape clay or dough to create products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design jewelry or decorative objects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair precision devices or workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate costs of products, services, or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Solder parts or workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Build production molds. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Shape metal workpieces with hammers or other small hand tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with customers or designers to determine order specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair production equipment or tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust position of molds during processing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove workpieces from molds. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 83% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 67% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 61% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 39% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 54% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 33% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 35% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 71% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 33% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 38% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 54% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 43% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 29% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 42% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 33% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 30% responded “Not serious at all.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 25% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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

Interest code: RA

  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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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 (2014) $17.73 hourly, $36,870 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)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 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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