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Other Assembly and Related Occupations

What they do?

Boat assemblers put together wooden, fibreglass, and metal boats.

A. Furniture and fixture assemblers put parts together to form subassemblies and completed furniture/fixtures.

B. Wood products assemblers put together a variety of wood products, such as window sashes/doors.

C. Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour/finish.

D. Industrial painters and coaters use machines, brushes, and spray equipment to apply paint/other non-metallic coatings to various products.

E. Plating, metal spraying, and related operators run machines/equipment to apply metallized substances to metal/other objects.

F. Assembly inspectors examine subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality.

Where they find work?

1. Furniture and related product manufacturing - 26.0%
2. Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 11.0%
3. Wood product manufacturing - 11.0%
4. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 8.0%
5. Miscellaneous manufacturing - 6.0%
6. Retail trade - 4.0%
7. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 4.0%

What education do I need?

1. In general, you usually need high school education.

2. You usually receive on-the-job training.

3. To be a furniture finisher, boat assembler or certain type of industrial painter, such as an aviation painter, you may need college courses or specialized training.

4. To be a plating and metal spraying operator, you may need experience in operating production machinery.

5. To be an assembler, finisher or inspector, you may need experience as a labourer, helper or assembler.

6. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 3 in 10 have a Community College diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Machine Shop
4. Industrial Arts

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Other Assembly and Related Occupations is $13.52/HR, which is below average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Other Assembly and Related Occupations wages

Expected Wage by Age

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Wage By Age

Unemployment:

8% of Other Assembly and Related Occupations are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Other Assembly and Related Occupations is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at a below-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($13.52) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (8%) is above the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be average because new technology will likely increase productivity, allowing employers to do more with fewer workers.

2. The retirement rate will likely be below average, and the number of retiring workers should not contribute significantly to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of Other Assembly and Related Occupations are found in Ontario and Manitoba while the lowest concentrations are in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (27%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Recording information

2. Detail/precision work

3. Mental measurement/calculations

Part Time Workers

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


4% of Other Assembly and Related Occupations are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 119,100 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 43% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average age of workers (40).

Self Employed

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 7% of Other Assembly and Related Occupations are self-employed. This is considered Average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Other Assembly and Related Occupations Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


24% of the individuals employed as Other Assembly and Related Occupations are women. Compared to other industries, this is Average.