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Painting and Finishing Work: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Painting and Finishing Work: Painters and Finishers perform the last steps in the construction process. Providing the final coat on both new and old construction, they bring their skills to bear to finish the job.

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Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its largest city is Chicago. In 2008, there were a total of 7,657,328 jobs in Illinois. The average annual income was $42,540 in 2008, up from $41,720 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Illinois was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 26.1% of Illinois residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Illinois include construction machinery merchant wholesalers, beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, and nonchocolate confectionery manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Chicago Peregrine Release, the Dusable Museum of African American History, and the Chinatown Museum Foundation.

CITIES WITH Painting and Finishing Work OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois


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CAREERS WITHIN Painting and Finishing Work

Painter

Painters paint walls, equipment, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. Painters need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop.
Paperhanger

Paperhangers cover interior walls and ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces, such as walls and billboards. Paperhangers need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to manage their own time and the time of others.