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Stone and Glass: Career and Education Opportunities in Virginia

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.

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Virginia has a population of 7,882,590, which has grown by 11.36% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Old Dominion," its capital is Richmond, though its most populous city is Virginia Beach. In 2008, there were a total of 4,916,428 jobs in Virginia. The average annual income was $44,075 in 2008, up from $43,158 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Virginia was 6.7% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. Roughly 29.5% of Virginia residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Virginia include computer systems design services, internet service providers, web search portals, and data processing services, and internet service providers search portals. Notable tourist destinations include the Old Coast Guard Station, the Aquarist, and the City Directory.


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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.