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Career and Education Opportunities for Glass Blowers 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 largest city is Los Angeles.

About 9,300 people are currently employed as glass blowers in California. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 10% to 10,200 people employed. This is better than the national trend for glass blowers, which sees this job pool growing by about 2.8% over the next eight years. In general, glass blowers shape molten glass according to patterns.

Glass blowers earn approximately $12 hourly or $26,160 annually on average in California. Nationally they average about $13 per hour or $27,870 yearly. Glass blowers earn less than people working in the category of Stone and Glass generally in California and less than people in the Stone and Glass 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. 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 Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, the African, and the Berenbaum Group.

CITIES WITH Glass Blower OPPORTUNITIES IN California


JOB DESCRIPTION: Glass Blower

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

In general, glass blowers shape molten glass according to patterns.

Every day, glass blowers are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. They need to respond quickly in general. It is also important that they maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in California include:

  • Baker. Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.
  • 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.
  • Stone Cutter. Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

LOCATION INFORMATION: California

California
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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.