Fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.
- Antique Jewelry Repairer
- Bead Maker
- Bench Hand
- Bench Jeweler
- Bench Molder
- Bench Molder Apprentice
- Bracelet and Brooch Maker
- Brilliandeer Looper
- Smooth soldered joints and rough spots, using hand files and emery paper, and polish smoothed areas with polishing wheels or buffing wire.
- Position stones and metal pieces, and set, mount, and secure items in place, using setting and hand tools.
- Create jewelry from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones.
- Make repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewelry together, and replacing broken clasps and mountings.
- Clean and polish metal items and jewelry pieces, using jewelers' tools, polishing wheels, and chemical baths.
- Select and acquire metals and gems for designs.
- Compute costs of labor and materials in order to determine production costs of products and articles.
- Mark and drill holes in jewelry mountings in order to center stones according to design specifications.
- Examine assembled or finished products to ensure conformance to specifications, using magnifying glasses or precision measuring instruments.
- Construct preliminary models of wax, metal, clay, or plaster, and form sample castings in molds.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RA.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Artistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Achievement and Recognition in their jobs.
- 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.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- 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.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $40,140.00 with most people making between $21,110.00 and $69,690.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 4,200 people in California. It is projected that there will be 4,400 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 100 replacement openings for approximately 130 total annual openings.
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collegeUniversity of California-Davis
collegeUniversity of California-Los Angeles
majorWatchmaking and Jewelrymaking
onetFine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
collegeCalifornia College of the Arts
onetSet and Exhibit Designers
onetMakeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
majorMetal and Jewelry Arts