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What is the Pros and Cons of becoming a painter? Also what benefits would be available?

Someone who would like to one day be working for painters union. #painters-union #painting #trade-work #trade-jobs #trade

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Hassan’s Answer

This will very much depend on who you work for and with. If you work for a larger company then they may offer full benefits like health insurance etc. and a more predictable work schedule. As an independent, you'd have to purchase your own benefits like insurance but you'd get all the income from jobs. However, you'd have to find jobs and may have very busy days followed by less or no work.

If you can find a union and become a member then that would likely increase the pay you could command. Check in your area for unions and what benefits they offer. Some may help with apprenticeships.
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Vanessa’s Answer

The pros is working with people who are familiar in your specialty and are willing to work with you to produce artwork that both interest you and your art partners. Painting is mostly a private practice if you're talking about selling prints and other merch in regards to personal projects. While private practice is an ideal choice for almost any painter, you are more than likely going to need a job on the side to be able to purchase art supplies, software, or material to make your paintings and produce merch.
But if you would like to work with indie companies or museums then that's a different story.
Working for 'corporate' jobs as a painter can restrain your creative abilities to meet the expectations and needs of what the employer wants from you and your coworkers. While it does provide long term benefits such as health insurance, and a steady income, most of these companies typically higher through contract or freelance basis (basically they only higher you when they need you and let you go when they're done).
Hope this helps!
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