Career Attributes

  • $34,640
  • 41,600
  • 3.3
  • 0.5%
  • High school diploma
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Overview

Generally, employers do not have any formal educational requirements for upholsterers. Some upholsterers take classes to learn how to sew and upholsterer furniture, but there are few formal programs to teach someone how to become an upholsterer.

Those interested in becoming an upholsterer are often trained while working in an upholstery shop. Some are trained through apprenticeships, where they are hired by an upholsterer and get training to develop their skills. However, formal apprenticeships are difficult to find.

Most who are interested in becoming an upholsterer find employment working with an upholsterer and are trained informally on the job. Others teach themselves by taking furniture apart to learn how it is made and what appears to be needed to replace the fabric, padding, and broken springs.

What are Upholsterers like?

Investigative

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

Upholsterers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 38 Sokanu users

Education History of Upholsterers

The most common degree held by Upholsterers is Construction Services. 40% of Upholsterers had a degree in Construction Services before becoming Upholsterers. That is over 925 times the average across all careers.

Upholsterer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Upholsterer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Upholsterers % of population Multiple
Construction Services 40.0% 0.0% 924.6×

Upholsterer Education Levels

56% of Upholsterers have a high school diploma. 44% of Upholsterers have a no education.

No education 44%
High school diploma 56%
Associate's degree 0%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $34,640
  • 41,600
  • 3.3
  • 0.5%
  • High school diploma
More Attributes