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Painters and Paperhangers
Employment of painters is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Most job openings will occur as other workers retire, transfer, or otherwise leave the occupation. Turnover is very high in this trade. Opportunities for paperhangers are expected to decline rapidly through 2018 because this is a smaller specialized trade and homeowners are taking advantage of less expensive and easier to apply alternatives such as painting.