Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

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What do they do?

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles. May use hand tools.

Also known as:

Boot Maker, Cobbler, Cutter, Lacer, Leather Lacer, Leather Production Worker, Leather Worker, Luggage Repairer, Saddle and Harness Maker, Shoe Cutter, Shoe Maker, Shoe Repairer, Shoe Repairman, Shoemaker, Stitcher

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers is projected to Decline 3 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -3.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #20 in job growth rate
  • 30

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.6%)
  • Master's degree (0.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.5%)
  • Associate's degree (3.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (36.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (37.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Shoe and leather workers and repairers(1) because we don’t have information for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Trim excess material from workpieces.
  • Estimate costs of products, services, or materials.
  • Assemble garments or textile products.
  • Cut fabrics.
  • Attach decorative or functional accessories to products.
  • Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 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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