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Employment Prospects


Approximately 16,900 locksmiths are employed in the United States. The largest demand for locksmiths is in larger metropolitan areas. Locksmith shops or large hardware or department stores hire many locksmiths. Numerous large factories, resorts, hotels and industrial facilities hire locksmiths to install and change their locks and to maintain their security systems. Many locksmiths open their own businesses and provide services to home or automobile owners, as well as to hospitals, hotels, motels, businesses, government facilities, and housing developments.

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