Sample 1 - State of California

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Watch Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-9064)
in California

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Include watchmakers.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$19.10$13.50$17.27$24.66

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
Projections for this occupation in California are not available.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Jewelry, Luggage & Leather Goods Stores 7,90261.9%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Oil moving parts of timepieces.
Repair or replace broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools.
Clean, rinse, and dry timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines.
Disassemble timepieces and inspect them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes.
Reassemble timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.
Fabricate parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines.
Test timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.
Perform regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands.
Estimate repair costs and timepiece values.
Record quantities and types of timepieces repaired, serial and model numbers of items, work performed, and charges for repairs.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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