Skilled Trades & Vocational
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Furniture and Cabinetmaking

If wood is your medium and carpentry, cabinetmaking, and furniture building is your art, certification or diploma in Furniture and Cabinetmaking may be the right fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Furniture and Cabinetmaking students typically pursue apprenticeships, work experience, or certification programs to gain the necessary skills for working in the Furniture and Cabinetmaking industry. Online diploma programs are also common.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for any certification program. Experience with woodworking and/or carpentry will give students a head start as they begin their studies in pursuit of certification but usually are not required.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Furniture and Cabinetmaking Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Furniture and Cabinetmaking include:

  • Cabinetmaker/Bench Carpenter
  • Woodworker
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters was $37,620 in 2019 (1) while Woodworkers earned a median salary of $32,690 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. 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.