Diamond Experts


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
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Diamond Experts

Diamond Experts - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 34% of all jewelers are self-employed. Some own their own stores or repair shops. Others specialize in designing and creating custom jewelry.

Major employers:

  • Jewelry stores
  • Jewelry manufacturers

Outlook

This occupation will experience significant decline because traditional jewelry stores have lost customers to department stores and online sellers. Bench workers who can clean and repair jewelry will still be in demand. This is because jewelry stores are one of the few places customers can get jewelry repaired.

The outlook for those who manufacture jewelry is mixed. Workers who do basic jobs may be replaced by machines. However, workers who do creative or highly skilled tasks are less likely to be replaced.

Most job opportunities will occur as jewelers retire. The best opportunities will be for graduates from a jeweler or gemologist training program.

Jewelers (CIS 100350)

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Illinois
1,036
Small
&
-3.1%
5.8%
>>>>
103
Few
  Champaign Area
25
Small
&
-8.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
9
Very small
&
-22.2%
5.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Cook County
529
Small
&
-1.1%
5.6%
>>>>
53
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
58
Small
&
3.4%
9.7%
>>>>
7
Few
  Du Page County
82
Very small
&
-3.7%
5.4%
>>>>
9
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
13
Very small
&
-15.4%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
108
Small
&
-9.3%
8.6%
>>>>
10
Few
  McHenry County
24
Small
&
-8.3%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
11
Very small
&
-18.2%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
36
Very small
&
0.0%
7.3%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
8
Very small
&
-12.5%
5.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Rockford Area
16
Very small
&
0.0%
7.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
16
Very small
&
0.0%
4.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
21
Very small
&
0.0%
6.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Vermilion County
8
Very small
&
-12.5%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
24
Very small
&
4.2%
9.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
United States
35,100
Small
&
-10.0%
3.7%
>>>>
3,600
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.