Also known as Acid Etch Operator, Award Machine Operator, Chemical Engraver, Electronic Engraver, Engraver, Etcher, Laser Engraver, Photo Engraver, Screen Making Technician, Wet Process Technician
Also known as Acid Etch Operator, Award Machine Operator, Chemical Engraver
Engravers engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials.
In addition, Engravers includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.
Engravers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Engravers. More generally, Engravers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for an Engraver is $31,790, and the average salary is $35,230. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Engraver salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Engravers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Engravers earn less than $21,620 per year, 25% earn less than $25,630, 75% earn less than $42,090, and 90% earn less than $55,140.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Engravers is expected to change by 2.0%, and there should be roughly 1,300 open positions for Engravers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as an Engraver are usually higher in their Realistic interests.
Engravers typically have very strong Realistic interests. 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.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as an Engraver tend to value Support, Relationships, and Independence.
Most importantly, Engravers moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Engravers moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Engravers moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Engravers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, independence, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Engravers, ranked by importance:
Working as an Engraver usually requires a high school diploma.
Engravers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Engravers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as production and processing, customer and personal service, or design knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Engravers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Engravers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Engravers need abilities such as near vision, arm-hand steadiness, and control precision in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Engravers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Engravers frequently use skills like reading comprehension, monitoring, and operations monitoring to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Engravers, ranked by their relative importance.
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