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Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

General Information


Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit77.94%
  2. Self-employed20.00%
  3. Private, not for profit0.70%
  4. Federal government0.67%
  5. State and local government0.37%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Average Salary



State-by-state Salary

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  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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