Date Added: Jan 2010
The jewelry industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that provides a variety of products to customers. Bench jewelers are trained workers that create and repair many different types of jewelry. Bench jewelers must have at least a high school diploma. Many learn their skills through on the job training, but some complete formal training at vocational and technical schools. Some bench jewelers also complete formal apprenticeship programs. Employment of bench jewelers is expected to grow more slowly than average for all professions, increasing 5% from 2008 to 2018. The increase in demand for customized jewelry will create some job growth.