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What are some jobs you can do with construction trades? 

With a background in construction trades, you can prepare to work as a carpenter, including roles in residential and non-residential building construction, or as a finishing contractor.

What does a carpenter do?

Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. Working with a construction, you’ll be a vital part of building new structures for residential and commercial use. Most carpenters work full-time for a business or as a contractor and they often work on one large-scale project at a time.

What skills do you need to become a carpenter?

Becoming a carpenter requires skills in math, problem-solving skills, and qualities like dexterity, physical strength, and being a detail-oriented person.

What is the average salary of a carpenter?

The average salary for an entry-level carpenter was $48,330  in 2019, though pay can vary based on your location, the industry you work in, and your experience.*

What industries can I work in as a carpenter?

Carpenters can work in a variety of settings within the construction industry including residential construction, non-residential construction, for contractor companies, or as a contractor themselves.

What types of work can I do as a carpenter?

Most carpenters work indoors and outdoors and can expect to be involved in construction projects from building highways to installing kitchen cabinets.