Watch and Clock Repairers

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What do they do?

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

Also known as:

Antique Clock Repairer, Clock Repair Technician, Clock Repairer, Horologist, Watch and Clock Repairer, Watch Estimator, Watch Repair Person, Watch Repair Technician, Watch Repairer, Watch Technician (Watch Tech), Watchmaker

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Watch and Clock Repairers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Watch Repairers is projected to Decline 30 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -30%

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  • 200

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Watch and Clock Repairers:

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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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Colleges that Prepare

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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:

  • 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.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
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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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