Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers:

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.

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Indiana Average Salary $43,840.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,417
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.95 %

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Performing General Physical Activities

Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Trim excess material from installations
Install trim or paneling
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install prefabricated building components
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Review construction specifications
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install insulating materials
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Fit construction materials such as wood
Tape dry wall joints
Join wood or other construction materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Erect scaffold on work site
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Power Saws
Company Product/Service Knowledge
Cabinet Repair
Woodworking Machines

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