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47-2142.00 - Paperhangers

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.

Sample of reported job titles: Bill Board Poster, Bill Poster, Hanger, Paper Hanger, Paperhanger, Vinyl Hanger, Wall Covering Contractor, Wall Covering Installer, Wallpaper Hanger, Wallpaper Installer

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Tasks

  • Smooth strips or sections of paper with brushes or rollers to remove wrinkles and bubbles and to smooth joints. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim rough edges from strips, using straightedges and trimming knives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Trim excess material at ceilings or baseboards, using knives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check finished wallcoverings for proper alignment, pattern matching, and neatness of seams. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mark vertical guidelines on walls to align strips, using plumb bobs and chalk lines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply adhesives to the backs of paper strips, using brushes, or dunk strips of prepasted wallcovering in water, wiping off any excess adhesive. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure and cut strips from rolls of wallpaper or fabric, using shears or razors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Place strips or sections of paper on surfaces, aligning section edges and patterns. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fill holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections preparatory to covering surfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure surfaces or review work orders to estimate the quantities of materials needed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply sizing to seal surfaces and maximize adhesion of coverings to surfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Smooth rough spots on walls and ceilings, using sandpaper. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set up equipment, such as pasteboards and scaffolds. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove old paper, using water, steam machines, or solvents and scrapers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply thinned glue to waterproof porous surfaces, using brushes, rollers, or pasting machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mix paste, using paste powder and water, and brush paste onto surfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Staple or tack advertising posters onto fences, walls, billboards, or poles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove paint, varnish, dirt, and grease from surfaces, using paint remover and water soda solutions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply acetic acid to damp plaster to prevent lime from bleeding through paper. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adhesive or glue application systems — Wallpaper pasting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Applicator brushes — Paste brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Pulleys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chalk lines — Chalk line markers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Counters — Length measuring counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glue guns — Paste syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Wallpaper removal sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hanging rails or holders — Border holdups See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Paste board clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Immersion heaters — Electric bucket heaters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Industrial work surfaces — Paste tables; Wallpaper booking tables; Wallpaper pasting boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knife blade sets or dispensers — Razor blade dispensers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders; Step ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Laser levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plaster or mortar mixers — Paste beaters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs — Plumb lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power sanders — Drywall power sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Wallpaper steamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Break off knives; Broad knives; Straight edge trimmers; Wallpaper scrapers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding — Rolling scaffolds See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Wallpaper scissors; Wallpaper shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns — Pneumatic staplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Straight edges — Aluminum straightedges; Wallpaper smoothers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trowels — Hand trowels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wallpaper roller — Perforating rollers; Seam rollers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Wallpaper smoothing brushes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — A-Systems Jobview; Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Construction Software Center EasyEst; On Center Quick Bid; PlanSwift software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure work site dimensions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Trim excess material from installations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate materials requirements for projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 72% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 60% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — 52% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 41% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 53% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 49% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 41% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 69% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 42% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 31% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 38% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 48% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 31% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 46% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 82% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 52% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 38% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 31% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 28% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 38% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 30% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
54   High school diploma or equivalent Help
24   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RC

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $15.83 hourly, $32,930 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 4,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 600
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Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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