Video: Home Builders Promote Carpentry Trades

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Originally Published by: NAHB — July, 2022
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Carpenters are needed in all areas of construction and are often employed through the entire construction process. Thus, it is one of the most secure jobs within the industry.

$54,200 Average National Wage

In the carpentry trade you will learn to:

  • Frame floors, walls, ceilings and roofs
  • Build concrete forms
  • Apply plywood, roof paper and shingles
  • Build and set cabinets and countertops
  • Install doors, windows, trim and siding
  • Install floor joists, rafters and trusses
  • Lay wood flooring
  • Operate table saws, power drills, routers, joiners, planers and nail guns

Once you complete training, you have a variety of employment options:

  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Home builders
  • Sub-contractors
  • Remodelers
  • Commercial builders