Career Outlook for Precious Metal Workers

Also known as:  Diamond Grader, Diamond Polisher, Diamond Setter, Facetor, Gem Cutter, Gemologist, Goldsmith, Jewelry Repairer, Jewelsmith, Lapidarist
The overall job outlook for Precious Metal Worker careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 18.40 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 3.07 percent per year. Demand for Precious Metal Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 33,290 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 19.35 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Precious Metal Workers in the following states
New York 3,740
California 2,560
Texas 1,740
Florida 1,070
Illinois 700
Pennsylvania 670
New Mexico 670
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Precious Metal Workers
West Virginia 30
Mississippi 50
Idaho 60
North Dakota 60
Vermont 60
New Hampshire 80
Nebraska 90
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