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Career and Education Opportunities for Decorative Painters in Iowa

Iowa has a population of 3,007,856, which has grown by 2.79% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Hawkeye State," Iowa's capital and most populous city is Des Moines.

There are currently 300 working decorative painters in Iowa; this should grow by 8% to about 330 working decorative painters in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for decorative painters are expected to grow by about 10.2%. In general, decorative painters paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, or leather.

Decorative painters earn about $10 hourly or $21,350 yearly on average in Iowa and about $11 hourly or $24,070 per year on average nationally. Earnings for decorative painters are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Painting and Coating in Iowa and not quite as good as general Painting and Coating category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,025,350 jobs in Iowa. The average annual income was $37,509 in 2008, up from $35,755 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Iowa was 6.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.6% since the previous year. Approximately 21.2% of Iowa residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Iowa include machinery manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing, and grain milling. Notable tourist attractions include the Historical Outfitters, the Science Center of Iowa, and the Edmundson Art Foundation Inc.

CITIES WITH Decorative Painter OPPORTUNITIES IN Iowa


JOB DESCRIPTION: Decorative Painter

In general, decorative painters paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, or leather.

Every day, decorative painters are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. They need to distinguish between colors. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Iowa include:

  • Auto Body Painter. Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, and airplanes.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Iowa

Iowa
Iowa photo by Bill Whittaker

Iowa has a population of 3,007,856, which has grown by 2.79% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Hawkeye State," Iowa's capital and largest city is Des Moines. In 2008, there were a total of 2,025,350 jobs in Iowa. The average annual income was $37,509 in 2008, up from $35,755 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Iowa was 6.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.6% since the previous year. Roughly 21.2% of Iowa residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Iowa include machinery manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing, and grain milling. Notable tourist attractions include the Science Center of Iowa, the Italian, and the Hubbell Historical Center.