Precision instrument and equipment repairers held 62,000 jobs in 2004. Employment was distributed among the detailed occupations as follows:
| Medical equipment repairers
| Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other
| Musical instrument repairers and tuners
| Camera and photographic equipment repairers
| Watch repairers
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-employedthey may own jewelry, camera, medical equipment, or music stores.