YOUR CAREER AS A CARPENTER

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

A female carpenter using a table saw.

A Day in the Life of a Carpenter

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


MEDIAN INCOME

$45K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

2600


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

7.5%


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?

Carpenters examining building plans.

Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients

Carpenter installs wood molding fixture.

Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding

Female carpenter measures wood materials.

Measure, cut and shape wood, plastic and other materials

Male carpenter constructs building framework structure with wooden components.

Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors and doorframes

Carpenters erect and install building framework using rigging cranes.

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

Male carpenter inspects damaged framework.

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


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