Skilled Trades & Vocational
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Carpentry

Why Choose A Carpentry Program?

If you are interested in a skill-based or creative education then a carpentry program might be right for you. Carpenters are trained, skilled craftsmen. Their skills enable them to work in new construction and renovat projects. Construction professionals can choose to work for someone else or pursue a contractor's license, enabling them to work for themselves.

Learning and training in the field of carpentry is generally provided through an apprenticeship program. Various community colleges and universities provide vocational training, diploma, and associate degree programs to aspiring students. These programs focus on the development of carpentry-related skills, such as roof laying, reading building layouts and blueprints, framing, etc.

Other programs provide training in furniture making, scaffolding, building repair, etc. Some study programs even help students gain real-life experience by providing them with a paid externship. If you already have some carpentry skills and want to polish them, enrolling in a formal training program is a good option.

Career Options and Earning Potential

Carpenters can work independently as contractors or take up the role of a supervisor in different construction projects. Some common roles include the following:

  • Carpenter - average salary $48,330/year(1)
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.