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Career and Education Opportunities for Glass Blowers in Oregon

Oregon has a population of 3,825,657, which has grown by 11.82% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Beaver State," its capital is Salem, though its most populous city is Portland.

About 740 people are currently employed as glass blowers in Oregon. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 12% to about 830 people employed. 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. Glass blowers generally shape molten glass according to patterns.

A person working as a glass blower can expect to earn about $12 hourly or $25,810 annually on average in Oregon and about $13 per hour or $27,870 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Earnings for glass blowers are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Stone and Glass in Oregon and not quite as good as general Stone and Glass category earnings nationally.

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 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.6% since the previous year. Roughly 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 destinations include the Northwest Film Center, the KIDD Toy Museum, and the Hippo Hardware & Trading Company.

CITIES WITH Glass Blower OPPORTUNITIES IN Oregon


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 Oregon include:

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

LOCATION INFORMATION: Oregon

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.