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Construction Carpenters

Job Information

Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.


  • About 32 percent of all carpenters are self-employed.
  • Job opportunities should be best for those with the most training and skills.
  • Carpenters can learn their craft through on-the-job training, vocational schools or technical colleges, or formal apprenticeship programs, which often takes 3 to 4 years.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $40,010/yr ($20.01/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma