We surveyed 845 jewelers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical jeweler. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a jeweler?
Working as a jeweler typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a jeweler?
A career as a jeweler typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a jeweler?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a jeweler. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for jewelers.
Do jewelers work full-time or part-time?
45% of jewelers work in full-time roles while 55% work part-time.
Is being a jeweler stressful?
Jewelers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a jeweler?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a jeweler.
How competitive is the workplace for jewelers?
Jewelers see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a jeweler require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for jewelers.
Are jewelers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a jeweler, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do jewelers have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally jewelers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a jeweler physically demanding?
Being a jeweler may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are jewelers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Jewelers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a jeweler require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for jewelers.
Does being a good jeweler require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a jeweler.