Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

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What do they do?

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.

Also known as:

Band Instrument Repair Technician, Banjo Repair Person, Brass Instrument Repair Technician, Fretted String Instrument Repairer, Guitar Builder, Guitar Repairer, Instrument Repair Technician, Luthier, Mandolin Repair Person, Piano Technician, Piano Tuner, Stringed Instrument Repairer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners is projected to Decline 9 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -9%

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  • 800

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.6%)
  • Master's degree (3.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (19.4%)
  • Associate's degree (20.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (27.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (25.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Hearing Sensitivity - The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • 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.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Adjust tuning or functioning of musical instruments.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
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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

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