- An apprentice blacksmith must have completed a high school education or the equivalent (G.E.D.) and must pass an aptitude test to qualify for training. Through approximately 150 hours of classroom instruction and on-the-job training, apprentice blacksmiths learn to heat and shape metal tools, structural parts, and farm and industrial equipment. To become an apprentice in a formal program, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25. For related information students may visit the Standards of Apprenticeship online. The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association has compiled a list of Blacksmithing Schools in North America.
*Some salaries are listed at an hourly rate. Those that include a single dollar amount are considered hourly wage.
Wage and salary data provided by:
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tennessee Department of Labor website
- TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development website
- Bureau of Economic Analysis website
For an explanation of salary data please visit acinet.org
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