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Career and Education Opportunities for Stone Cutters in Alabama

Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham.

There are currently 520 working stone cutters in Alabama; this should grow by 5% to about 550 working stone cutters in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for stone cutters, which sees this job pool growing by about 2.8% over the next eight years. In general, stone cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Stone cutters earn approximately $11 hourly or $24,200 per year on average in Alabama. Nationally they average about $13 hourly or $27,870 per year. Incomes for stone cutters are not quite as good as in the overall category of Stone and Glass in Alabama, and not quite as good as the overall Stone and Glass category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Roughly 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Samuel Ullman Museum, and the Terrace Cafe.

CITIES WITH Stone Cutter OPPORTUNITIES IN Alabama


JOB DESCRIPTION: Stone Cutter

Stone Cutter video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, stone cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Every day, stone cutters are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Alabama include:

  • Engraver. Engrave or etch metal, wood, or other materials for identification or decorative purposes. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Alabama

Alabama
Alabama photo by Melinda Shelton

Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.