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Career and Education Opportunities for Craftsmen

In general, craftsmen create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, and needlecraft.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Craftsman career.

STATES WITH Craftsman OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Art and Design

JOB DESCRIPTION: Craftsman

Craftsman video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Craftsmen develop functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials. They also design product packaging, display and pricing strategies. Equally important, craftsmen have to attend craft shows to market products. They are often called upon to advertise products and work, using media such as internet advertising and brochures. They are expected to design creative concepts for craft objects. Finally, craftsmen fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production.

Every day, craftsmen are expected to be able to control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail. They need to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices.