Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

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Will "Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 79% probability of automation

Projected Growth

5%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$41,090

or $19.75 hourly

People Employed

93,180

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 441 out of 706

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Job description

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing 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, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.

SOC Code: 47-2081

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Tyler Morrison (Small chance) says
If all buildings were square rooms, built with evenly spaced dimensions and zero penetrations I could see robots taking these jobs.
Most spaces aren't like that though. There is more thought involved than just standing up whole boards repeatedly.
May 25, 2019 at 05:10 PM

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