Career Attributes

  • $43,865
  • 119,500
  • 2.7
  • 1.0%
  • No education
  • Web Design
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Overview

Most drywall and ceiling tile installers learn their trade informally by helping more experienced workers and gradually being given more duties. They start by carrying materials, lifting, and cleaning up. They learn to use the tools of the trade. Then they learn to measure, cut, and install or apply materials. Employers usually give some on-the-job training that may last from one to twelve months.

A few drywall and ceiling tile installers learn their trade through a three- or four-year apprenticeship. For each year of the program, apprentices must have at least 144 hours of related technical work and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. During training, apprentices learn construction basics related to blueprint reading, mathematics, building code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. After completing an apprenticeship program, drywall and ceiling tile installers are considered journey workers and may perform duties on their own.

What are Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 152 Sokanu users

Are Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers happy?

8%Happy

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 8th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

The most common degree held by Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers is Business Management And Administration. 18% of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers had a degree in Business Management And Administration before becoming Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers. That is over 3 times the average across all careers. Web Design graduates are the second most common among Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, representing 18% of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers in the Sokanu user base, which is 47.5 times the average.

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers % of population Multiple
Business Management And Administration 17.9% 6.5% 2.7×
Web Design 17.9% 0.4% 47.5×

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Education Levels

42% of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers have a no education. 29% of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers have an associate's degree.

No education 42%
High school diploma 24%
Associate's degree 29%
Bachelor's degree 5%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $43,865
  • 119,500
  • 2.7
  • 1.0%
  • No education
  • Web Design
More Attributes