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Career and Education Opportunities for Glass Blowers in Michigan

Michigan has a population of 9,969,727, which has grown by 0.31% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Lakes State," its capital is Lansing, though its most populous city is Detroit.

There are currently 1,120 jobs for glass blowers in Michigan and this is projected to grow by 3% to 1,150 jobs by 2016. 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.

The income of a glass blower is about $14 per hour or $29,950 per year on average in Michigan. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $13 per hour or $27,870 per year on average. Incomes for glass blowers are not quite as good as in the overall category of Stone and Glass in Michigan, and not quite as good as the overall Stone and Glass category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 5,397,807 jobs in Michigan. The average annual income was $34,953 in 2008, up from $34,185 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Michigan was 13.6% in 2009, which has grown by 5.3% since the previous year. About 21.8% of Michigan residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Michigan include transportation equipment manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacturing, and motor vehicle parts manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Detroit City, the Detroit Historical Society, and the Curtis Museum Inc.

CITIES WITH Glass Blower OPPORTUNITIES IN Michigan


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 Michigan include:

  • Baker. Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Michigan

Michigan
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Michigan has a population of 9,969,727, which has grown by 0.31% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Lakes State," its capital is Lansing, though its most populous city is Detroit. In 2008, there were a total of 5,397,807 jobs in Michigan. The average annual income was $34,953 in 2008, up from $34,185 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Michigan was 13.6% in 2009, which has grown by 5.3% since the previous year. About 21.8% of Michigan residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Michigan include transportation equipment manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacturing, and motor vehicle parts manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Bullock Edwards & Associates, the Detroit Historical Society, and the Charles H Wright Museum of African American Histry.