Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons

Also called: Painter Helper, Plaster Helper, Plaster Tender

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Perform support duties to assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or masons.
  • Apply protective coverings, such as masking tape, to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
SKILLS

Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Basic Skills
  • talking to others
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:
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Achievement/Effort
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Sage Construction Anywhere
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Apple iWork
  • Microsoft Office software
EDUCATION


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

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $50,750.00
Median: $37,010.00
Low: $29,060.00
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