Paperhangers

Also called: Bill Poster, Paper Hanger, Paperhanger

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.
On the job, you would:
  • Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints.
  • Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives.
  • Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • customer service
  • management
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • On Center Quick Bid
  • PlanSwift
Accounting software
  • A-Systems JobView
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or no high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $79,390.00
Median: $48,460.00
Low: $36,400.00
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