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
Duties Use machines and hand tools to build, repair, and modify firearms of all sorts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Apprentice or informal or formal training program required
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Master Gunsmith or Self Employed
  • Gunsmith
  • Apprentice

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  • $0
  • 25
  • 50
  • 75
  • 100
  • 100+
Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)