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Fishing: Career and Education Opportunities in Texas

Fishing: Fishermen work the waterways to provide fresh catch for our homes and restaurants. Working the oceans and our fresh water resources, they provide a needed alternative to food from the land.

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Texas has a population of 24,782,302, which has grown by 18.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Lone Star State," its capital is Austin, though its biggest city is Houston. In 2008, there were a total of 14,469,900 jobs in Texas. The average annual income was $37,809 in 2008, up from $36,838 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Texas was 7.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. Approximately 23.2% of Texas residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Texas include petroleum products merchant wholesalers, petroleum products merchant wholesalers (except bulk stations), and other basic organic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the APT Galerie d' Art, the Art Car Museum, and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum.


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Fishermen use nets, fishing rods, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. Fishermen need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis. They also need to diagnose and repair equipment and system in the face of problem and faults.