Gunsmiths

Gunsmiths use machines and hand tools to build, repair, and modify firearms of all sorts to meet blueprint orders and customer specifications. They also clean firearms to keep them in good operating condition.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Use machines and hand tools to build, repair, and modify firearms of all sorts
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Apprenticeship
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Apprenticeship or other training program required
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Master Gunsmith or Self Employed
  • Gunsmith
  • Apprentice

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