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Lathers - Preparation

To work as a plasterer, you typically need to:

  • complete long-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

Plasterer jobs tend to be entry-level jobs that require little or no previous work experience. However, many employers prefer that you have a high school diploma or equivalent.

On-the-job training

Many plasterers receive informal, on-the-job training from an experienced worker. You begin by carrying materials, erecting scaffolds, and mixing plaster. Later you learn to apply plaster to surfaces. Training may last one year to several years. This will depend on the type of employer and the work you wish to specialize in.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.