Drywall Installers

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Drywall Installers

Drywall Installers - Preparation

To work as a drywall installer, you typically need to:

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

Education after high school

Drywall installer 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

Most drywall installers receive informal on-the-job training from an experienced worker. During training, you learn to:

  • lift and place panels;
  • nail drywall into wall; and
  • measure and cut panels.

Training may last up to one year.

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.