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Gaming and Gambling: Career and Education Opportunities in Oregon

Gaming and Gambling: Gaming and Gambling workers operate card tables, betting cages and casinos across the country. They deal the cards and manage the bets as people win and lose on the spin of a wheel.

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Oregon has a population of 3,825,657, which has grown by 11.82% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beaver State," its capital is Salem, though its biggest city is Portland. In 2008, there were a total of 2,339,488 jobs in Oregon. The average annual income was $36,365 in 2008, up from $35,737 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.6% since the previous year. About 25.1% of Oregon residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Oregon include wood product manufacturing, lumber construction materials merchant wholesalers, and lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panel merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Children's Museum 2nd Generation, the 3D Center of Art & Photography, and the Northwest Film Center.


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CAREERS WITHIN Gaming and Gambling

Card Dealer

Card Dealers operate table games. Card Dealers need to use core mathematical skills in problem solving. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Casino Supervisor

Casino Supervisors supervise gaming operations and personnel in an assigned area. Casino Supervisors need to train others in tasks and process. They also need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop.
Slot Machine Floor Person

Slot Machine Floor Persons coordinate and supervise functions of slot department workers to provide service to patrons. Slot Machine Floor Persons need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to think through complex problems and develop a critical analysis of the situation and possible solutions.
Sports Book Writer

Sports Book Writers assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. Sports Book Writers need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to use core mathematical skills in problem solving.