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Furniture: Career and Education Opportunities in Utah

Furniture: Furniture builders do exactly that, build furniture. From wood working to upholstery, they craft the chairs, tables, and couches we depend on.

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Utah has a population of 2,784,572, which has grown by 24.69% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beehive State," Utah's capital and biggest city is Salt Lake City. In 2008, there were a total of 1,702,493 jobs in Utah. The average annual income was $32,050 in 2008, up from $31,800 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Utah was 6.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.9% since the previous year. Approximately 26.1% of Utah residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Utah include activities related to credit intermediation, nonferrous metal production, and sporting goods manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Utah State Government, the Hogle Zoo, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.


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Cabinet Maker

Cabinet Makers cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Cabinet Makers need to train others in tasks and process. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.
Woodworking Machine Setter and Operator

Woodworking Machine Setter and Operators set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, and wood nailing machines. Woodworking Machine Setter and Operators need to determine which tools and techniques should be applied to solve a problem or deal with a situation. They also need to train others in tasks and process.