(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has updated its “Careers in the Jewelry Industry” guide, a snapshot of 10 career pathways. The brochure ensures the jewelry industry’s ongoing competitiveness and growth by encouraging high-caliber individuals to pursue vocations within the industry. The jewelry career guide is yet another addition to JA’s resourceful online Career Center at www.jewelers.org/jewelrycareers/. The Career Center also boasts a directory of jewelry schools and training facilities in the United States as well as a Jewelry Jobs Board for jewelry companies and job seekers.
As part of JA’s commitment to helping ensure a healthy jewelry industry, JA distributed “Careers in the Jewelry Industry,” to schools with jewelry focused programs to encourage students interested in learning more about the jewelry industry as a possible occupational choice.
“It is important that the jewelry industry has intelligent and passionate individuals developing career paths throughout the jewelry supply chain,” says Susan Posnock, JA Director of Education & Public Affairs. “To encourage awareness, we have provided career centers with an updated ‘Careers in the Jewelry Industry’ guidebook to educate students, young working professionals and those looking to change careers.”
The “Careers in the Jewelry Industry” brochure is a comprehensive tool that includes information on career pathways including: retail jewelry sales, retail jewelry manufacturing, bench/manufacturing, jewelry appraiser, jewelry designer, jewelry manufacture, jewelry wholesaler/importer, lab grader/quality assurance technician, watchmaker and pawnbroker/estate jewelry dealer. It also includes information on professional certification from JA, career resources, job search and industry education and training.
Updates to “Careers in the Jewelry Industry” were underwritten by GIA. The brochure can be found at www.jewelers.org/jewelrycareers/.