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Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons - What They Do


Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons generally receive Short-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons can expect to earn an average of $25,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons will see a moderate decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -0.7%. In respect to starting your own business, Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 3.5% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, it should come as no surprise that Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons are being hit extremely hard. Unemployment levels currently stand at 14.0%.

Academic Programs of Interest

Drywall Finisher
A Drywall Finisher Program teaches a student how to prepare, tape, fill and sand all seams, corners and angles. A student will learn how to apply beading, texture, and finish edges. He/She will also be well versed in filling compounds, job estimating, and repairing holes and other damaged portions of ...more
Mason
A Masonry Program will teach a student how to use bricks, concrete blocks, stone, structural tiles and other materials to construct or repair walls, foundations and other structures. Students of the Masonry Program are also taught how to prepare surfaces to be covered and how to properly mix ingredients ...more
Painter and Decorator
The Painter and Decorator Program is designed to teach a student how to apply paint, wallpaper, fabric and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. A Painter and Decorator student will also learn how to repair cracks and holes in walls and prepare work surfaces ...more
Painting
Painting is a model for knowledge, a way of knowing the world. That's the core philosophy of most painting program, where uncovering what you want to say carries equal weight with learning how to say it. Students choose whatever materials, processes, forms, and formats that best enable them to express ...more
Plasterer
The Plasterer Program is designed to teach a student how to apply coats of plaster and decorative coverings of other materials to the inside and outside walls and ceilings of buildings to produce finished and/or fireproofed surfaces. The Plasterer Program will generally take a student 4 years to complete. ...more