By: Mason Newkirk

What is a carpenter?

Carpenters work with many materials such as wood, tile and carpet. This career requires a few abilities such as being able to read blueprints, lay out projects, make exact cuts and assemble a list of different materials.

How much does it pay? $40,820 is the median annual salary

What kind of education does it need? A high school diploma or equal minimum, associate’s


Where can they work? Wherever there is new construction or remodeling

Will continuing professional development be necessary? No,once you have your associate’s

degree you are ready to go work in the field

Is there any interesting information? Carpenters can make beautiful things out of raw

materials. They sometimes have to do this under time deadlines

What is some interesting information? 6% of the carpenter family is female and 94% of this

family is male.