A good jeweler can find a job anywhere with a strong economy.
There are lots of people looking for jewelry job, but very good
ones. I just moved to a new city a couple months ago. I spent a
little time looking around to see where I wanted to work. When I
decided I went in with some samples of my work. Got the first job
I applied for and have been turning down job offers on a regular
basis. Even from places that I have never contacted. If you are
good, jewelry is very easy employment. If you lack experience, the
best way to get it is by working for time at it. Go around to
jewelry stores and offer to work dirt cheap. While it may mean
some time living in poverty, it is certainly better than spending
a fortune on classes that do not really apply to the real world.
Future employers will give a strong preference to actual work
experience rather than class experience. After all, the classes
do not include dealing with ridiculous customers on a regular
basis. I could tell some stories!