A high school degree as well as some vocational training is usually recommended for this career, and will likely begin with an apprenticeship or training program of some kind. Gem workers must obtain a wide variety of mechanical knowledge such as use of certain machines and tools, and understanding their repair and maintenance. The learning curve will vary based on training programs and skill level, but it usually takes a few months to a year of study.
Skills needed for on-site work include physical abilities such as close-range vision for detail work, manual dexterity, arm/hand steadiness, control and precision for machine work, attention to detail, and discriminatory ability with color and category detail.
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