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Career and Education Opportunities for Tailors in California

California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its biggest city is Los Angeles.

Currently, 6,400 people work as tailors in California. This is expected to grow 11% to about 7,100 people by 2016. This is better than the national trend for tailors, which sees this job pool shrinking by about 2.0% over the next eight years. In general, tailors design, make, or fit garments.

Income for tailors is about $12 per hour or $26,060 annually on average in California. Nationally, their income is about $12 per hour or $24,990 per year. Compared with people working in the overall category of Fabric and Leather , people working as tailors in California earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Fabric and Leather 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 previous year. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. About 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 Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, the African, and the Black Maria Art Gallery.

CITIES WITH Tailor OPPORTUNITIES IN California


JOB DESCRIPTION: Tailor

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

In general, tailors design, make, or fit garments.

Every day, tailors are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. They need to visualize how things come together and can be organized. It is also important that they control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in California include:

  • Garment Patternmaker. Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
  • Laundry Operator. Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, and carpets.
  • Medical Appliance Technician. Construct, fit, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, artificial limbs, and other surgical and medical appliances.
  • Prepress Technician. Set up and prepare material for printing presses.
  • Upholsterer. Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

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.