Drywall Installers and Finishers 


Drywall installers and finishers apply drywall sheets to walls and ceilings.


Work: Drywall installers and finishers work in construction companies, brick, stone, refractory, restoration, masonry, plastering, drywalling, and lathing contractors, and other organizations. They may also be self-employed.

Title Examples: drywall applicator, drywall hanger

Useful Secondary School subjects: Industrial Arts, Math, Sciences, Physical Education

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma

Requirements: You usually need a high school diploma to work in this field. To gain trade certification, you must finish a two- to four-year apprenticeship, depending on your area of work, or have a combination of three or four years' experience and high school, college or industry courses. You may need trade certification to work in your province / territory or on federal projects. Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

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