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Career and Education Opportunities for Stone Cutters in Iowa

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 most populous city is Des Moines.

The national trend for stone cutters sees this job pool growing by about 2.8% over the next eight years. In general, stone cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Stone cutters earn about $13 hourly or $27,820 per year on average in Iowa and about $13 hourly or $27,870 per year on average nationally. Earnings for stone cutters are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Stone and Glass in Iowa and not quite as good as general Stone and Glass 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 destinations include the Hubbell Historical Center, the Darshan Studios Comic Art Museum & Strytllng Thtre, and the Italian.

CITIES WITH Stone Cutter OPPORTUNITIES IN Iowa


JOB DESCRIPTION: Stone Cutter

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

In general, stone cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Every day, stone cutters are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.

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.