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Stone and Glass: Career and Education Opportunities in Oregon

Stone and Glass: Stone and Glass workers are focused on integrating natural materials with products and buildings. Cutting, polishing and glass blowing are only some of the tasks that they engage in on a daily basis.

Oregon
Oregon photo by Kelvin Kay

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.

CITIES WITH Stone and Glass OPPORTUNITIES IN Oregon


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CAREERS WITHIN Stone and Glass

Glass Blower

Glass Blowers shape molten glass according to patterns. Glass Blowers need to make use of strategies for learning about new situations and problems as they arise. They also need to attend to equipment so as to monitor and adjust its activity.