Locksmith schools provide you with the training to build, service, and repair locks. Locksmith training also teaches you how to make keys, change locks, and how to open safety deposit boxes by drilling. Locksmiths learn how to use hand tools and specialty equipment, and how to keep records of keys to allow their reproductions.
Some employers prefer to hire locksmiths that have completed formal training. Many states require a locksmith to be licensed and bonding before beginning employment as a locksmith. About 43% of locksmiths are self-employed. Other major employers for graduates of locksmith schools are locksmith shops and schools.