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Career and Education Opportunities for Carpet Installers in North Dakota

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its most populous city is Fargo.

Carpet installers can find both educational opportunities and jobs in the Bismarck, North Dakota area. Currently, 290 people work as carpet installers in North Dakota. This is expected to grow 7% to about 310 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for carpet installers are expected to shrink by about 1.1%. Carpet installers generally lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors.

Carpet installers earn approximately $11 hourly or $23,930 yearly on average in North Dakota. Nationally they average about $17 hourly or $37,030 yearly. Compared with people working in the overall category of Home and Office Installation, people working as carpet installers in North Dakota earn less. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Home and Office Installation nationally.

The Bismarck area is home to six schools of higher education, including one within twenty-five miles of Bismarck where you can get a degree as a carpet installer. Given that the most common education level for carpet installers is less than a high school diploma, you can expect to spend only a short time studying to be a carpet installer if you already have a high school diploma.

In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 in 2007. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. About 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist destinations include the Charitable Equipment Inc, the Gallery 4 Ltd, and the KAT Enterprises.

CITIES WITH Carpet Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN North Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Carpet Installer

Carpet Installer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, carpet installers lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. They also install padding and trim flooring materials.

Every day, carpet installers are expected to be able to lift, push and move large and heavy objects. They need to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in North Dakota include:

  • Insulation Installer. Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

LOCATION INFORMATION: North Dakota

North Dakota
North Dakota photo by Bobak Ha'Eri

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its largest city is Fargo. In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. Approximately 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist attractions include the Red River Valley Genealogical Society, the Gallery 4 Ltd, and the West Acres Regional Shopping Center.