Painters, Construction and Maintenance
What 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.
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What do they typically do on the job?
- Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
- Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
- Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
Career interests describe the perspectives and interests of people who enjoy the type of work involved in this career.
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People who want to pursue this career have knowledge in these areas.
Safety and Government
Public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Building and construction
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
Hand and Finger Use
Keep your arm or hand steady
Hold or move items with your hands
Exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
People who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Understanding people's reactions
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Does this sound like something you'd like to do?
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- Identify how your interests, values, and strengths match this occupation
- Talk to someone who works in this field or spend a day job shadowing
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Data for NSI career cards comes from the following: Idaho Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET, MyNextMove, and Career OneStop