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Career and Education Opportunities for Glass Blowers 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 biggest city is Seattle.

There are currently 720 working glass blowers in Washington; this should grow 11% to 800 working glass blowers in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for glass blowers, which sees this job pool growing by about 2.8% over the next eight years. Glass blowers generally shape molten glass according to patterns.

A person working as a glass blower can expect to earn about $11 per hour or $24,930 per year on average in Washington and about $13 hourly or $27,870 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for glass blowers are not quite as good as in the overall category of Stone and Glass in Washington, and not quite as good as the overall Stone and Glass 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. Approximately 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 attractions include the Last Resort Fire Department, the Art Museum Charles & Emma Frye, and the Laser Fantasy International.

CITIES WITH Glass Blower OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


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 Washington include:

  • Baker. Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.

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.