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Plasterers & Stucco Masons

Also called: Plaster Foreman, Plaster Mechanic, Plasterer, Plasterer Foreman

What they do:
Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.
On the job, you would:
  • Cover surfaces such as windows, doors, or sidewalks to protect from splashing.
  • Clean job sites.
  • Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


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


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


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
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative


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: (rated 1 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
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