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Career and Education Opportunities for Insulation Installers in North Dakota

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its most populous city is Fargo.

Insulation installers can find both educational opportunities and jobs in the Bismarck, North Dakota area. The national trend for insulation installers sees this job pool growing by about 15.2% over the next eight years. In general, insulation installers line and cover structures with insulating materials.

Income for insulation installers is about $11 per hour or $24,660 annually on average in North Dakota. Nationally, their income is about $15 per hour or $31,900 annually. Compared with people working in the overall category of Home and Office Installation, people working as insulation 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 an insulation installer. Given that the most common education level for insulation installers is less than a high school diploma, you can expect to spend only a short time training to become an insulation 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 the preceding year. 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 Red River Valley Genealogical Society, the Fargo Air Museum, and the Red River Zoo.

CITIES WITH Insulation Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN North Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Insulation Installer

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

In general, insulation installers line and cover structures with insulating materials. They also may work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

Every day, insulation installers are expected to be able to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done. It is also important that they use lower back and abdominal strength.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in North Dakota include:

  • Carpet Installer. Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring 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.