Gem and Diamond Workers

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What do they do?

Fabricate, finish, or evaluate the quality of gems and diamonds used in jewelry or industrial tools.

Also known as:

Diamond Cutter, Diamond Grader, Diamond Picker, Diamond Polisher, Diamond Sawer, Diamond Setter, Facetor, Gemologist, Lapidarist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers is projected to Decline 12 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -12.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #37 in job growth rate
  • 60

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #20 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Gem and Diamond Workers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.7%)
  • Master's degree (5.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (22%)
  • Associate's degree (7.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (24%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (25.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Examine physical characteristics of gemstones or precious metals.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Determine the value of goods or services.
  • Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
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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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