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Jewelers
What Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers Do

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry. About 4 in 10 were self-employed in 2014.


How to Become a Jeweler or Precious Stone and Metal Worker
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers can enter the occupation on the basis of their education, which is typically earning a high school diploma, or receive on-the-job training, or a combination of the two.


Pay – Job Outlook
The median annual wage for jewelers and precious stone and metal workers was $37,060 in May 2015. Employment is projected to decline 11 percent from 2014 to 2024. Employment of these workers is expected to decline because most jewelry is now manufactured outside of the United States.


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