YOUR CAREER AS A CARPENTER

YOUR CAREER AS ACARPENTER

Begin with an apprenticeship, climb the ladder and build your career into something truly long-lasting.

A Day in the Life of a Carpenter

Begin with an apprenticeship, climb the ladder, and build your career into something truly long-lasting.

Text FUTURE to 91990 if you are interested in a career as a carpenter.

Wage Range

$30K - $74K

Annual Openings

3030

Projected Job Growth

2.8%

WHAT IS CARPENTRY?

Carpenters construct, erect, install or repair structures and fixtures made of wood. They may also install cabinets, siding, drywall and install batt or roll insulation.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

CARPENTERS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • HAND-EYE COORDINATION
  • VISUALIZATION
  • HANDS-ON APPRECIATION

WHAT DO CARPENTERS DO?

Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients

Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding

Measure, cut and shape wood, plastic and other materials

Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors and doorframes

Erect, level and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes

Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a career in carpentry.

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High school diploma or equivalent
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Apprenticeship
Text FUTURE to 91990 if you are interested in a career as a carpenter.

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