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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Job Information

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.


  • Most woodworkers are trained on the job; becoming a skilled woodworker often requires several years of experience.
  • Job prospects should be excellent for highly skilled woodworkers who are proficient users of computerized numerical control machines.
  • Employment is highly sensitive to economic cycles; during economic downturns, workers are subject to layoffs or reductions in hours.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $30,530/yr ($15.27/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma