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Construction and Maintenance Painters

What Construction and Maintenance Painters Do

Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges, and other structures. Most industrial painters work outside, almost always in dry, warm weather. Those who paint bridges or buildings may be exposed to extreme heights and uncomfortable positions.

How to Become a Construction and Maintenance Painter
Most painters learn their trade on the job. No formal education is typically required to enter the occupation.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for painters, construction and maintenance was $36,580 in May 2015. Employment of painters is projected to grow 7 percent by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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