Tile Setters

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Tile Setters

Tile Setters - Preparation

To work as a tile setter, you typically need to:

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

Education after high school

Tile setter 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 tile setters receive informal, on-the-job training from an experienced worker. Trainees usually begin as helpers. They learn to prepare walls, mix grout, and lay tiles. On-the-job training lasts several years.

Military training

Some branches of the military train people to be construction specialists. Training lasts five to eight weeks, depending on your specialty. Further training occurs on the job.

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