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Overview

Lathers work with lath, a supporting base made out of metal, plastic, or gypsum, which is fastened to walls, ceilings, and roofs. Lath provides a foundation for the application of plaster, tile, roofing material, fireproofing, and acoustical material. (Lathers should not be confused with machinists who work on power-driven equipment called lathes.)

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Cost Estimator or Self Employed

Supervisor or Job Superintendent

Lather

Apprentice or Helper