If you enjoy adventures, scenic views and have a creative side then try out this profession! Glaziers are true artisans who work with glass as their mediums. They select, cut, install, replace and remove residential, commercial and artistic glass. Glaziers use a variety of tools including glazing knives, saws, drills, grinders, putty and glazing compounds. They must work as a team when guiding and installing glass for large buildings.
More about a career as a glazier:
No formal programs for Glaziers, experience is the best teacher!
Additional Training Courses:
These courses are offered by Online CTI, headquartered in Traverse City with online courses available across the country.
Day In The Life of a Glazier:
Employment & Wage Statistics
Job growth (2019-2026)
Fabricate or install metal sashes or moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing.
Cut, fit, install, repair, or replace glass or glass substitutes, such as plastic or aluminum, in building interiors or exteriors or in furniture or other products.
Set glass doors into frames and bolt metal hinges, handles, locks, or other hardware to attach doors to frames and walls.
Read and interpret blueprints or specifications to determine size, shape, color, type, or thickness of glass, location of framing, installation procedures, or staging or scaffolding materials required.
Grind or polish glass, smoothing edges when necessary.