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Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

General Information

Description

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 profit78.65%
  2. Self-employed16.13%
  3. Private, not for profit3.46%
  4. Federal government0.82%
  5. State and local government0.38%

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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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$39,590

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$48,780
$24,490
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Education & Interests

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

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

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