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Career and Education Opportunities for Glass Blowers in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its biggest city is Philadelphia.

About 2,500 people are currently employed as glass blowers in Pennsylvania. By 2016, this is expected to shrink by 3% to 2,450 people employed. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for glass blowers are expected to grow by about 2.8%. In general, glass blowers shape molten glass according to patterns.

Glass blowers earn approximately $14 per hour or $30,280 yearly on average in Pennsylvania. Nationally they average about $13 per hour or $27,870 yearly. Earnings for glass blowers are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Stone and Glass in Pennsylvania and not quite as good as general Stone and Glass category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist attractions include the Academy Of Natural Sciences, the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, and the Marian Anderson Residence Museum.

CITIES WITH Glass Blower OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


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 Pennsylvania include:

  • Baker. Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.
  • Stone Cutter. Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.