Preliminary Preparations for Becoming a Locksmith

Pursuing a locksmith career doesn’t require rigorous requirements, but this field can be just as competitive as any other career. In that note, having further training and certification is a huge advantage to be successful in becoming a locksmith.

But first, the following are ways you may consider to do as preliminary preparations for becoming a locksmith.

Career Research

Does your state require you to have an official license?

It is very important to have significant knowledge before pursuing a locksmith career. Consider researching detailed requirements for your state because some may require you to acquire a license before you can proceed to practice the job.

How many hours does a locksmith work?

Locksmith’s working hours may vary. Some locksmiths work during the usual business hours if they are working in a shop. On-site visits to their customers are also possible. Whether you need to assist a customer who is locked out of a house and building or could be on-site to install locks, as a locksmith, you have to expect to visit customers on-site and the majority of the time, working hours are an “on-call” schedule.

Being prepared to pick up emergency calls outside of regular business hours is necessary when pursuing a locksmith career. In fact, the most successful locksmiths usually spend around 60-80 hours per week on locksmithing tasks. For the self-employed locksmiths, on top of locksmithing hours of duties, they also spend another 20-40 hours per week for administrative responsibilities and to market themselves.

Although locksmiths are on-call and available many hours a day and most days of the week, it is not as hectic as any other careers that can consume all your time. Locksmiths can still enjoy and have relaxed days.

What are the variations of a locksmith’s job?

Becoming a locksmith requires a wide range of skills. Installation and repair of locks for automobiles, safes, houses, and buildings, to name a few. Other forms of assistance, such as duplicating keys, are also part of locksmithing duties.

How much can a locksmith make?

Just like any other job, locksmiths earning can grow over time as they progress experiences and expand their skills. The basic annual salary for locksmiths, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $37,560 (as of May 2012). Employment in this field is assessed slower than average because it is only predicted to grow at 7% between 2012 and 2022. Beginners or trainees often start at a minimum wage.

Independent contractor technicians can make about $50,000-$100,000/year! They make more income because their focus is only on locksmithing while a company works to market them and fulfill administrative duties. Working with an established locksmith company that caters to marketing and administrative duties would be ideal as you advance your locksmithing career!

Consider Obtaining a High School Diploma

Becoming a locksmith is definitely not an easy job. Receiving basic education will give you the fundamental knowledge in understanding more progressive mechanical precepts a locksmith job entails. The majority of states would require you to at least obtain your high school diploma to qualify as a professional locksmith.

Improve your Skills

A locksmith career is all about a broad range of skills. Honing it, and improving these skills further will help you to be a more successful and in-demand locksmith.

Good eye-hand coordination and spatial thinking skills are necessary for locksmith duties. You can improve these by enrolling at your community college if you are already a graduate or taking courses such as basic electronics, physics, carpentry, metalwork, or mechanical drawing if you are still in High School. Gaining as much hands-on experience that you could get would be really helpful.

Experience is always the best teacher so, if you decide to take a formal training program, undergoing apprenticeship as well will provide you with both specialized/technical and administrative tasks. It will also cover all aspects of the locksmith profession through its hands-on training! Even though most apprenticeships are unpaid, it is still beneficial for you to become a locksmith successfully. With apprenticeship on your portfolio, you can get more chances of becoming a professional locksmith!

Exemplifying sufficient customer service skills are also needed. Eventually, you would need marketing abilities as well if you plan to venture on your own locksmithing business in the future.

Locksmiths generally do not need a specialized degree, but completing a formal training program is ideal for most locksmiths who are eyeing to be successful in the field.

Indeed, becoming a locksmith requires a wide range of skills that you have to continue improving over time.

Is it important to gain experience first from an established locksmith business?

All newbie in every career needs to gain experience and establish their portfolio. Most companies would likely consider hiring applicants who have experience in the job they are applying to. It is the same for a locksmith career. Working for an established locksmith business in the early stages of your career is an advantage.

You can search and check various companies or businesses such as Department Stores, Security Equipment Manufacturers, or any that at least cater services like key-cutting. These businesses would likely offer you at least an entry-level experience to kick-off your career’s early stage.

Discount Locksmith San Antonio Texas

Discount Locksmith LLC Providing 24 Hour Mobile Lock and Key Service in San Antonio

Discount Locksmith LLC, a 24 hour mobile locksmith service for auto, home and business, is now offering service in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Discount Locksmith San Antonio TexasSAN ANTONIO – Feb. 9, 2017 – PRLog — Discount Locksmith LLC, a locksmith company based out of Mesa, Arizona, announced that they are now offering mobile locksmith service in the City of San Antonio, Texas. Discount Locksmith first started offering their services in January of 2016 and has been rapidly expanding nationwide. “We first started offering service in the Southwest where our corporate office is based in Mesa, Arizona.” Says JP Drissen, CEO of Discount Locksmith. “We immediately saw demand for the service we provide and rapidly expanded our service area throughout the entire the Metro Phoenix and Tucson areas of Arizona.” With the success and demand they received in Arizona, Discount Locksmith started partnering with locksmiths nationwide and is now offering their affordable 24 hour auto, home and business locksmith service in Iowa, Washington and now Texas.

Discount Locksmith LLC has partnered with some highly experienced and professional locksmith service providers in the San Antonio area and are excited to offer their alternative business pricing model and promotions to customers in the area. “What separates Discount Locksmith from most other locksmith service providers is our clear, up-front locksmith pricing business model.” says JP. “Not only do we we offer internet specials with huge discounts of over 50% off regular locksmith rates, we publish our locksmith services price list on our website so that customers know exactly how much they are going to pay for their service with a clear breakdown of the costs.”

Discount Locksmith is able to offer these discounted locksmith rates by changing their advertising methods. “More and more people are using and getting their information through social media. Instead of spending ad money on traditional advertising, we offer customers huge discounts and only ask that they share their experience on their social media pages.” says JP. “We’ve found that customer satisfaction has increased.” By using the power of social media Discount Locksmith is able to save money on advertising and in turn can save their customers a lot of money, sometimes hundreds of dollars. This provides the customer the same high-quality service for around half the price and this enables Discount Locksmith to generate sales through social media testimonials and referrals rather than traditional advertising methods.”

Discount Locksmith LLC is continuing their national expansion of services and is currently seeking new locksmith partners across the US. If you are an existing locksmith technician interested in becoming a Discount Locksmith partner you are encouraged to contact them by phone or through their website for more information.

For more information about Discount Locksmith LLC and specifically their new location in San Antonio, Texas you can call or visit them online at:

Discount Locksmith LLC
In San Antonio and surrounding areas call: (210) 361-0161
http://discount-locksmith.com/locations/san-antonio-tx/

 

 

About Discount Locksmith, LLC

Discount Locksmith’s corporate office is located in Mesa, AZ. All jobs are performed by technicians who are independent contractors. Limited warranty on parts may be provided by the technician. Discounted prices listed on the website available for customers who share on social media prior to the time of service. Customers who do not share on social media page prior to receiving service may be charged regular prices which may be much higher than listed discount prices. Contact a representative for more information.