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Employment: Precision Instrument & Equipment Repairers




Precision instrument and equipment repairers held 62,000 jobs in 2004. Employment was distributed among the detailed occupations as follows:

Medical equipment repairers 29,000
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 17,000
Musical instrument repairers and tuners 6,100
Camera and photographic equipment repairers 5,100
Watch repairers 4,300

Medical equipment repairers often work for hospitals or wholesale equipment suppliers, while those in the occupation “all other precision instrument repairers” frequently work for manufacturing companies and wholesalers of durable goods. About 1 out of 6 precision instrument and equipment repairers was self-employed—they may own jewelry, camera, medical equipment, or music stores.