Did You Know:*
- Most workers learn their skills informally on the job, working alongside more experienced workers.
- International competition and greater worker productivity will result in rapidly declining employment for most occupations; upholsterers and laundry and dry-cleaning workers, however, are expected to experience some employment growth.
- The need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation for other reasons will lead to numerous job openings.
- Earnings of most workers are relatively low.
- Services to Buildings and Dwellings
- Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
- Textile Furnishings Mills
Overall Kind of Work*
Textile, apparel and furnishings workers produce fibers, cloth and upholstery, and fashion them into a wide range of products that we use in our daily lives. Textiles are the basis of towels, bed ...
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Most people in textile, apparel and furnishings occupations work a standard 5-day, 35- to 40-hour week. Working on evenings and weekends is common for shoe and leather workers, laundry and dry-cle...
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The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.
- 37.81% (21-34 Hours)
- 62.19% (40 Hours)
This data also pertains to Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other(51-6099)
Type of Work
The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.
Skills at a Glance
The levels of different skills helpful in this career.
Workplace at a Glance
The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.
The different sectors people in this career currently work in.
- 85.56% (Private For-Profit)
- 1.32% (Private Not For-Profit)
- 0.46% (State and Local Govt)
- 1.11% (Federal Government)
- 11.55% (Self-Employed)
This data also pertains to Miscellaneous Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, Except Upholsterers