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Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Qualification: SOC code: 472081

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shockabsorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fireproofing, or acoustical material. Excludes “Carpet Installers" (472041), "Carpenters" (472031), and "Tile and Marble Setters" (472044).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Less than high school. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Demand North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Demand South Central WDA III: Skamania County