Date Added: Jan 2010
Engraving is an important part of the jewelry field that involved incising designs into a variety of pieces of jewelry. Engravers are specially trained jewelry professionals that etch a variety of designs for many different customers. Engravers must have at least a high school diploma, but many have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentration on engraving. Others obtain certificates in jewelry making and repair. Many community colleges and vocational and technical schools offer programs for engravers. Employment of engravers is expected to grow more slowly than average for all professions, increasing 5% from 2008 to 2018. The continued growth of imported jewelry will contribute to the slow job growth.