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Rough Carpenters

Job Information

Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.


  • 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