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Career and Education Opportunities for Furniture Refinishers in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and largest city is Boston.

There are currently 520 jobs for furniture refinishers in Massachusetts and this is projected to shrink by 4% to 500 jobs by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for furniture refinishers, which sees this job pool growing by about 4.5% over the next eight years. In general, furniture refinishers shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

Furniture refinishers earn about $15 per hour or $33,180 per year on average in Massachusetts and about $12 per hour or $26,890 per year on average nationally. Earnings for furniture refinishers are better than earnings in the general category of Furniture in Massachusetts and not quite as good as general Furniture category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. About 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston History Center & Museum, and the Cat Fund.

CITIES WITH Furniture Refinisher OPPORTUNITIES IN Massachusetts


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 Massachusetts include:

  • Decorative Painter. Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, or leather.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Massachusetts

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Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and largest city is Boston. In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. About 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Boston Sparks Association, the Gibson House Museum, and the Boston Fire Museum.