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Career and Education Opportunities for Insulation Installers in Washington

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its most populous city is Seattle.

There are currently 900 working insulation installers in Washington; this should grow 12% to about 1,010 working insulation installers in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for insulation installers are expected to grow by about 15.2%. Insulation installers generally line and cover structures with insulating materials.

A person working as an insulation installer can expect to earn about $14 per hour or $30,360 yearly on average in Washington and about $15 per hour or $31,900 per year on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for insulation installers are not quite as good as in the overall category of Home and Office Installation in Washington, and not quite as good as the overall Home and Office Installation category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Seattle City, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, and the Laser Fantasy International.

CITIES WITH Insulation Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


JOB DESCRIPTION: Insulation Installer

Insulation Installer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, insulation installers line and cover structures with insulating materials. They also may work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

Every day, insulation installers are expected to be able to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done. It is also important that they use lower back and abdominal strength.

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  • Carpet Installer. Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Washington

Washington
Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.