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Painting and Finishing Work: Career and Education Opportunities in Minnesota

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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Minnesota has a population of 5,266,214, which has grown by 7.05% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "North Star State," its capital is Saint Paul, though its largest city is Minneapolis. In 2008, there were a total of 3,567,295 jobs in Minnesota. The average annual income was $42,953 in 2008, up from $41,693 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Minnesota was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 2.6% since the previous year. Roughly 27.4% of Minnesota residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Minnesota include medical, dental, and hospital equipment merchant wholesalers, general-line grocery merchant wholesalers, and real estate credit. Notable tourist destinations include the Hennepin History Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Fridley Historical Society Museum.

CITIES WITH Painting and Finishing Work OPPORTUNITIES IN Minnesota

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Everest University
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CAREERS WITHIN Painting and Finishing Work


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.

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.