When calling a locksmith Baltimore residents have plenty of choice. But have you wondered what it takes to work as one? You’ll need your High School diploma, and a year or two at technical or vocational school but won’t need to attend college for several years. Some states do require you to be licensed or certified to work as a locksmith. The average salary in the US is around $47,000 and it’s definitely a career in which it’s easy to work for yourself. However, you should expect to work all sorts of hours; people typically seem to lose their keys or lock themselves out in the evening or at the weekend! A creative and analytical nature, patience, the ability to work well with customers are all required traits, and it’s definitely not your typical desk job. It’s also possible to specialize in residential or commercial.