Glaziers select, cut, fit, and install all types of glass and glass substitutes such as plastics. They install windows, mirrors, shower doors, glass tabletops, display cases, skylights, special items such as pre-assembled stained glass and leaded glass window panels, and many other glass items. There are approximately 44,050 glaziers employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Select, cut, fit, and install all types of glass and glass substitutes such as plastics
Alternate Title(s) Aircraft Safety Glass Installers, Auto Glass Installers, Glass Installers, Refrigerator Glaziers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Working as a helper or apprentice will provide key experience and training
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor or Estimator
  • Glazier
  • Helper or Apprentice

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