Etchers and Engravers

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What do they do?

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.

Also known as:

Acid Etch Operator, Award Machine Operator, Chemical Engraver, Electronic Engraver, Engraver, Enhanced Environmental Operator, Etcher, Glass Etcher, Laser Engraver, Photo Engraver, Screen Making Technician, Wet Process Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Etchers and Engravers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Etchers and Engravers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 8.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #11 in job growth rate
  • 30

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Majors that prepare Etchers and Engravers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (2.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (23.8%)
  • Associate's degree (8.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (28.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13.3%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect finishes of workpieces or finished products.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
  • Mix substances to create chemical solutions.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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