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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

Jewelers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a jeweler?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a jeweler.

How competitive is the workplace for jewelers?

Low

High

Jewelers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a jeweler require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for jewelers.

Are jewelers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally jewelers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a jeweler physically demanding?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for jewelers.

Does being a good jeweler require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a jeweler.