Tapers


Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Masonry, Stonework, And Plastering

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,060 22.74 15.73 26.24 47,290 32,720 54,580
Springfield MSA 80 15.89 12.90 17.38 33,040 26,820 36,150
St Louis MSA 610 24.60 18.84 27.48 51,170 39,190 57,160
Kansas City* 240 23.31 19.08 25.43 48,485 39,680 52,888
Central Region* 70 18.04 13.28 20.41 37,516 27,627 42,460
Ozark Region* 80 15.89 12.90 17.38 33,043 26,823 36,152
Southeast Region* 30 15.37 10.45 17.83 31,963 21,731 37,079
St. Charles* 220 26.30 22.08 28.41 54,707 45,934 59,093
St. Louis City* 130 26.71 22.10 29.01 55,558 45,975 60,349
St. Louis County* 120 24.43 21.71 25.79 50,810 45,155 53,637
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 80 17.45 11.39 20.48 36,298 23,694 42,600

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,380 1,650 270 19.57 41 Great
Kansas City MSA 360 420 60 16.67 9 Good
St Louis MSA 740 890 150 20.27 22 Good
Central Region* 100 120 20 20.00 3 Good
Ozark Region* 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
Southeast Region* 60 80 20 33.33 2 Caution
Southwest Region* 30 30 .00 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Construction Trades, Other