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Painting

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Painters prepare and paint interior and exterior surfaces on residential and commercial properties. Most painters learn their trade on the job or through an apprenticeship.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Finishing and protecting drywall
  • Removing old paint to prepare surfaces prior to painting
  • Mixing colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency
  • Learning proper techniques to use brushes, rollers, and spray guns
  • Properly covering and protecting surfaces prior to painting
  • Creating and maintaining safe painting environments, including the proper use of ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and fall protection
  • Setting up, operating, and tending machines to coat or paint a wide variety of products
  • Painting walls, equipment, buildings, and other structural surfaces

Career Options

Career Options

Most Painting graduates go to work as painters in the public and private sectors. Painters spend most of the workday on their feet and must have the physical strength and endurance to complete their tasks. Painters work with their hands and enjoy a team atmosphere when completing large jobs. Painters complete jobs on location, so it is common to travel quite a bit within the local area.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Physical endurance
  • Steady hands and fingers

Painting Numbers to Know

$37K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

43

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