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

Also called: Painter Helper, Plaster Tender, Scaffold Setter, Plaster Helper

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

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

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
  • Construction Software Center EasyEst
  • Evergreen Technology Eagle Bid Estimating
Accounting software
  • A-Systems JobView
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
Word processing software
  • Contractor City Contractor

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$24,900
per year, on average
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