Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.
Wage Range 2019 Median wage for Roofers $39,970, Oregon $37,950
Employment Outlook for Roofers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2017 was somewhat larger than most occupations across the state. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat larger than most occupations in Oregon through 2027. This occupation is expected to grow at a 31% rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2027.
Educational Requirements for Roofers
The typical entry-level education for this occupation is less than high school. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
Examples of the knowledge needed for success in this occupation is listed below, in order of importance.
Building and Construction: Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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