Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (51-9071)

Occupation description:  Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Includes diamond polishers and gem cutters, and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, casting metal in molds, or setting precious and semi-precious stones for jewelry and related products.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 39,80035,300 -11.30 620620

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.3810.4013.17 17.8224.0132.31

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
248 33.333.3 27.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 35
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Jewelry Design and Repair Technician