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Career and Education Opportunities for Furniture Refinishers in California

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

About 4,300 people are currently employed as furniture refinishers in California. By 2016, this is expected to grow 7% to about 4,600 people employed. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for furniture refinishers are expected to grow by about 4.5%. In general, furniture refinishers shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

The income of a furniture refinisher is about $11 hourly or $24,210 per year on average in California. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $12 hourly or $26,890 annually on average. Furniture refinishers earn less than people working in the category of Furniture generally in California and less than people in the Furniture category 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. Approximately 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 Autry Museum of Western Heritage, the American Society of Military History & Museum, and the Blitzstein Museum of Art.

CITIES WITH Furniture Refinisher OPPORTUNITIES IN California


JOB DESCRIPTION: Furniture Refinisher

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

In general, furniture refinishers shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

Every day, furniture refinishers are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to visualize how things come together and can be organized. It is also important that they control objects and devices with precise control.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in California include:

  • Cabinet Maker. Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.
  • Decorative Painter. Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, or leather.
  • Upholsterer. Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.
  • Woodworking Machine Setter and Operator. Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, and wood nailing machines.

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.