Tile & Stone Setters

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Tile and Marble Installer, Tile Installer, Tile Mechanic, Tile Setter

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Structural; Structural Apprentice; Structural Craftsman; Structural Helper; Structural Journeyman
Carpentry and Masonry Specialist; Construction Engineering Technician
Damage Controlman; Material Maintenance Specialty
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What they do:
Apply hard tile, stone, and comparable materials to walls, floors, ceilings, countertops, and roof decks.
On the job, you would:
  • Align and straighten tile using levels, squares, and straightedges.
  • Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles, using damp sponge.
  • Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.


Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • design

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed


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
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Customer relationship management CRM software

  • Salesforce software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Computer aided design CAD software

  • EasyCAD Iris 2D
  • TileGem


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

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Job Outlook

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