Sample 1 - State of California

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Plasterers and Stucco Masons
(SOC Code : 47-2161)
in California

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$22.39$15.93$19.98$28.09

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20206,6007,30070010.6220

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Building Finishing Contractors 19,69070.5%
Residential Building Construction 25,0335.5%
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 14,2992.9%
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors10,5922.7%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using trowels, brushes, or spray guns.
Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.
Create decorative textures in finish coat, using brushes or trowels, sand, pebbles, or stones.
Apply insulation to building exteriors by installing prefabricated insulation systems over existing walls or by covering the outer wall with insulation board, reinforcing mesh, and a base coat.
Cure freshly plastered surfaces.
Clean and prepare surfaces for applications of plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials, such as by drywall taping.
Rough the undercoat surface with a scratcher so the finish coat will adhere.
Apply weatherproof, decorative coverings to exterior surfaces of buildings, such as by troweling or spraying on coats of stucco.
Install guide wires on exterior surfaces of buildings to indicate thickness of plaster or stucco and nail wire mesh, lath, or similar materials to the outside surface to hold stucco in place.
Spray acoustic materials or texture finish over walls or ceilings.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
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.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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