In a typical work setting, jewelers:
- Have limited responsibility for the health and safety of other workers near them when using certain tools.
- Communicate by telephone or in person on a daily basis.
- Have a medium level of job-related social contact. They often work alone. However, jewelers who run stores may spend time interacting with customers.
Physical Work Conditions
- Always work indoors. Those who work with pewter may on occasion work outdoors.
- Are sometimes exposed to contaminants, such as cleaning solutions.
- Are sometimes exposed to hazardous conditions.
- Sometimes wear protective attire, such as gloves and masks.
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- Are sometimes exposed to loud or distracting sound and noise levels, especially when using cutting tools and soldering equipment.
- Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that produce cuts or minor burns.
- Must be very exact in their work to prevent injury to self or damage to jewelry.
- Repeat the same physical activities.
- Make decisions that impact customers and their company's reputation. They rarely consult another before deciding a course of action.
- Usually set their daily tasks and goals without talking to another first. Their day is often organized around clients.
- Usually work a regular 40-hour week.
- May work weekends if employed in a retail jewelry store.