- High school diploma
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Generally, employers do not have any formal educational requirements for upholsterers. Some upholsterers take classes to learn how to sew and upholsterer furniture, but there are few formal programs to teach someone how to become an upholsterer.
Those interested in becoming an upholsterer are often trained while working in an upholstery shop. Some are trained through apprenticeships, where they are hired by an upholsterer and get training to develop their skills. However, formal apprenticeships are difficult to find.
Most who are interested in becoming an upholsterer find employment working with an upholsterer and are trained informally on the job. Others teach themselves by taking furniture apart to learn how it is made and what appears to be needed to replace the fabric, padding, and broken springs.
What are Upholsterers like?
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Upholsterers by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 42 CareerExplorer users
Are Upholsterers happy?
Upholsterers rank as moderately happy among careers. Overall they rank in the 49th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Upholsterer Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Upholsterers
The most common degree held by Upholsterers is Construction Services. 31% of Upholsterers had a degree in Construction Services before becoming Upholsterers. That is over 710 times the average across all careers.
Upholsterer Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Upholsterer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.
|Degree||% of Upholsterers||% of population||Multiple|
Upholsterer Education Levels
|High school diploma||56%|
How to Become an Upholsterer
- High school diploma
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