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JEWELRY MAKER/PAINTER, IN-DEPTH: Work Ethic From Repetitive Processes In Printmaking

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Ricky, a painter and jewelry maker, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, and how difficult getting into the industry is. The class that really inspired his work was his printmaking class, which was process oriented and required repeating the process again and again. This taught him the work ethic necessary for his art.

Degree: Art - Psychology
Job Title: Jewelry Maker and Painter
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Job Description

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.

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Long-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Artistic, People skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
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Fine Arts
Metal Working
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m='10440'>myself</span> <span m='11950'>through</span> <span m='12170'>creation.</span> </p><p><span m='13190'>The</span> <span m='13250'>hardest</span> <span m='14580'>part</span> <span m='14840'>about</span> <span m='15220'>doing</span> <span m='15510'>that</span> <span m='15720'>is</span> <span m='16239'>waking</span> <span m='16640'>up</span> <span m='16760'>every</span> <span m='16980'>day.</span> <span m='17200'>And</span> <span m='17350'>it's</span> <span m='17510'>called</span> <span m='17780'>\"artwork\"</span> <span m='18360'>for</span> <span m='18520'>a</span> <span m='18540'>reason:</span> <span m='18930'>because</span> <span m='19200'>you</span> <span m='19320'>have</span> <span m='19560'>to</span> <span m='19750'>make</span> <span m='20350'>art</span> <span m='20690'>and</span> <span m='20830'>you</span> <span m='20910'>have</span> <span m='21070'>to</span> <span m='21190'>do</span> <span m='21420'>it</span> <span m='21610'>and you have</span> <span m='21860'>to</span> 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m='34970'>because</span> <span m='36330'>it's</span> <span m='36590'>process</span> <span m='37140'>oriented,</span> <span m='37660'>which</span> <span m='37870'>means</span> <span m='38220'>that</span> <span m='38470'>you</span> <span m='39560'>have</span> <span m='39700'>to</span> <span m='39810'>go</span> <span m='39950'>through</span> <span m='40260'>a</span> <span m='40340'>lot</span> <span m='40590'>of</span> <span m='40670'>steps</span> <span m='41230'>to</span> <span m='42660'>make</span> <span m='42930'>a</span> <span m='43000'>piece</span> <span m='43220'>of</span> <span m='43320'>work,</span> <span m='43820'>whereas,</span> <span m='44050'>like,</span> <span m='44220'>a</span> <span m='44300'>drawing,</span> <span m='44710'>you</span> <span m='45200'>draw it</span> <span m='45530'>once,</span> <span m='45790'>and it's</span> <span m='46110'>done.</span> <span m='46980'>Printmaking</span> <span m='47580'>is</span> <span m='47900'>over</span> <span m='48250'>and</span> <span 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