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Painters and paperhangers
Description: Painters and paperhangers make walls look clean and attractive by applying paint or wallpaper to them. They paint outside walls with special paints that protect the walls from weather damage. Painters mix paints to match colors, then brush and roll the paints onto surfaces. Sometimes they rag-roll, splatter, or sponge on a second coat of paint in a different color. Paperhangers apply sizing and wallpapers and add decorative borders. Many are self-employed and work outdoors or seasonally.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 17 math topics Painters and paperhangers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Parallel Lines
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math