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Career and Education Opportunities for Roofers in California

California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its biggest city is Los Angeles.

About 24,800 people are currently employed as roofers in California. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 16% to about 28,800 people employed. This is better than the national trend for roofers, which sees this job pool growing by about 3.8% over the next eight years. In general, roofers cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, and related materials.

Roofers earn approximately $21 per hour or $45,410 yearly on average in California. Nationally they average about $16 hourly or $33,630 yearly. Compared with people working in the overall category of Roofing, people working as roofers in California earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Roofing nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in California include other electronic parts merchant wholesalers, payroll services, and wineries. Notable tourist attractions include the Berenbaum Group, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and the Architecture & Design Museum.

CITIES WITH Roofer OPPORTUNITIES IN California


JOB DESCRIPTION: Roofer

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

In general, roofers cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, and related materials. They also may spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, or soundproof sections of structures.

Every day, roofers are expected to be able to maintain balance when in motion. It is also important that they control objects and devices with precise control.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in California include:

  • Brick and Block Mason. Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, and other structures.
  • Bricklayer Helper. Help brickmasons, blockmasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
  • Glazier. Install glass in windows, skylights, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, and tabletops.

LOCATION INFORMATION: California

California
California photo by Carpaltnl

California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its biggest city is Los Angeles. In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 in 2007. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in California include other electronic parts merchant wholesalers, payroll services, and wineries. Notable tourist destinations include the American Society of Military History & Museum, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and the Black Maria Art Gallery.