Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

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What do they do?

Repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes.

Also known as:

Certified Master Locksmith (CML), Certified Master Safe Cracker, Certified Master Safecracker (CMS), Forensic Locksmith, Lock Technician, Locksmith, Registered Safe Technician (RST), Road Service Locksmith, Safe Technician, Vault Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Locksmiths and Safe Repairers is projected to Decline 8 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -8.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #70 in job growth rate
  • 50

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #27 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (11.7%)
  • Associate's degree (9.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (29.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (43.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Install hardware or other interior fixtures.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.1 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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