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0 Associates's Degrees Annually
#246 in Popularity (Associate's)
$47,350 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Concrete Finishing Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many concrete finishing/concrete finisher graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 23
Associate Degree 9
Basic Certificate 5

What Concrete Finishing Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to concrete finishing/concrete finisher were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher Majors

Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Skills for Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher Majors

concrete finishing/concrete finisher majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Abilities for Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher Majors

As a concrete finishing/concrete finisher major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

What Can You Do With a Concrete Finishing Major?

People with a concrete finishing/concrete finisher degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 12.6% $43,000
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 12.6% $65,230
Solar Energy Installation Managers 12.6% $65,230

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Concrete Finishing?

9 Associate's Degrees Annually
0% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of concrete finishing/concrete finisher majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

How Much Do Concrete Finishing Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $47,350 to $70,540 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Concrete Finishing Major  ( 47350 to 70540 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
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Some careers associated with concrete finishing/concrete finisher require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to concrete finishing/concrete finisher have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 19.8%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 30.6%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 22.0%
Some College Courses 19.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 4.3%
Bachelor’s Degree 1.5%
Master’s Degree 1.1%

Online Concrete Finishing Programs

In 2019-2020, 8 schools offered a concrete finishing/concrete finisher program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 2 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Concrete Finishing Worth It?

The median salary for a concrete finishing/concrete finisher grad is $47,350 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 19% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $149,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to concrete finishing/concrete finisher.

Major Number of Grads
Building/Property Maintenance 1,543
Building Construction Technology 1,279
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 1,058
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 665
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 255
Drywall Installation/Drywaller 68
Painting/Painter & Wall Coverer 48
Glazier 38
Roofer 15
Carpet, Floor, & Tile Worker 10
Insulator 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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