There are currently an estimated 37,700 gem workers in the United States. The gem worker job market is expected to shrink by -6.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are gem workers?

CareerExplorer rates gem workers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 1,900 gem workers. That number is based on the retirement of 4,400 existing gem workers.

What’s the supply of gem workers?

The gem worker industry is concentrated in New York, California, Texas

Gem Worker job market by state

State Name Employed Gem Workers
New York 4,580
California 2,940
Texas 2,900
Florida 1,250
Illinois 1,000
Pennsylvania 760
Ohio 750
New Jersey 620
Michigan 590
New Mexico 570
Massachusetts 560
Arizona 550
Rhode Island 550
North Carolina 480
Louisiana 470
Georgia 440
Washington 380
Utah 380
Alabama 360
Indiana 350
Maryland 340
Oregon 330
South Carolina 320
Wisconsin 320
Colorado 300
Missouri 290
Oklahoma 280
Minnesota 270
Arkansas 230
Hawaii 220
Tennessee 210
Iowa 200
Kansas 180
Nebraska 160
Connecticut 130
Nevada 130
Kentucky 110
South Dakota 110
Montana 110
Maine 100
New Hampshire 90
North Dakota 90
Vermont 70
Mississippi 70
Idaho 60
West Virginia 60
Virgin Islands 40