Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools. They 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Assembler, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter Foreman, Carpentry Foreman, Concrete Carpenter, Construction Superintendent, Construction Worker, Foreman, Framer, Production Worker, Apprentice Carpenter, Bridge Carpenter, Bridge Repair Crew Person, Carpenter, Form Carpenter, Journeyman Carpenter, Rough Carpenter, Union Carpenter

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $18.30/hr
  • 365 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 4%
  • Retirement Risk: 11% of local Employees are Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 1% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Applied
Math

Workplace
Documents
Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.