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Significant Information: Painting and Coating Workers, Except Construction and Maintenance




  • About 70 percent of jobs are in manufacturing establishments.
  • Most workers acquire their skills on the job; for most operators, training lasts from a few days to several months, but becoming skilled in all aspects of automotive painting usually requires 1 to 2 years.
  • Overall employment is projected to grow more slowly than average; transportation equipment painters are expected to grow about as fast as average, while coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders are expected to decline.