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Upholsterers

Also called: Box Spring Upholsterer, Upholstered Goods Crafter, Upholsterer, Upholstery Cutter

What they do:
Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement, or staples.
  • Measure and cut new covering materials, using patterns and measuring and cutting instruments, following sketches and design specifications.
  • Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, or foam padding to form smooth, rounded surfaces.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
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
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

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
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Social Orientation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • LibreOffice Draw

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$32,020
per year, on average
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