Carpenters are among the most versatile craftspeople in the construction industry. They assist in site preparation; construct and frame walls and roofs; install structures and fixtures, such as windows, doors, cabinetry and trim; and inspect and repair damaged walls and other structures.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Math, spatial and mechanical ability, hand/eye coordination, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, problem solving, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Mechanical drawing

  • English/communication

  • Shop classes

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 7,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 800 classroom hours

Are you ready to see what a career as a Carpenter has to offer?