Carpenter

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

degree


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.