Painters, Construction and Maintenance

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What do they do?

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

Also known as:

Facilities Painter, Foreman, Highway Painter, House Painter, Industrial Painter, Journeyman Painter, Maintenance Painter, Painter, Painter Foreman, Senior Painter

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Painters, Construction and Maintenance is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #28 in job growth rate
  • 1,070

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, All, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.9%)
  • Associate's degree (4.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (15.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (40.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (34%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
  • Apply paint to surfaces.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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