Locksmiths work in locksmith shops where they cut keys; sell new locks to customers; and install, repair, and replace locks. Some locksmiths may work with electronic security systems, traveling to the work site to install locks and security systems. In addition, some may specialize in vehicle locksmithing or installing and servicing safes and vaults used in banks.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Locksmith (259L)?
Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $18.00-$22.00 per hour.
|Do you have good eye-hand coordination?|
|Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?|
|Do you enjoy working with different hand tools?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Do you enjoy solving puzzles and problems?|
|Do you have a driver’s license? Do you have a clean criminal record?|
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Are you interested in travelling for work?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Locksmith may be for you!
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