Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles
Number employed in 2006: 29,000
Percent change in 2016: -12.2 percent
Education/training: Floor layers receive on-the-job training, beginning with learning the basic tools of the trade. They will also learn to prepare floor surfaces, and to cut and install floor covering.
2006 median salary:$34,190
Job outlook: Floor layers who install laminate, cork, rubber, and vinyl will encounter rapid job decline as these materials are used more infrequently.
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