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Plasterers & Stucco Masons

Also called: Plasterer, Plasterer Foreman, Plasterer Journeyman, Applicator

What they do:
Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.
On the job, you would:
  • Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using trowels, brushes, or spray guns.
  • Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.
  • Create decorative textures in finish coat, using brushes or trowels, sand, pebbles, or stones.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
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:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Construction Software Center EasyEst
  • Cost estimating software
Accounting software
  • A-Systems JobView
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$36,680
per year, on average
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