Skilled Trades & Vocational
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Locksmith

If you're looking for a stable, technical career that could lead to job opportunities at security firms, for businesses and individuals, or opening your own shop, a Locksmith degree, certification, or apprenticeship program could be the key to open up those doors.

Types of Degrees

Locksmith students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), certification program, or apprenticeship program. Some states require locksmiths to obtain a license before working professionally. Voluntary, professional certifications are also an option.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for entrance into most certification and apprenticeship programs, and all associate degree programs. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Locksmith Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a Locksmith degree include:

  • Locksmith
  • Safe Repairer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers was $44,460 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.