A carpenter can be a contractor, but not all carpenters are contractors. If you’re interested in carpentry work, you should become licensed as a contractor, as well, so you can work legally and make more money.
Working in carpentry is a rewarding career. From furniture to homes, there’s so much you can construct. As long as people need homes and belongings, carpentry will exist.
Carpenters build and repair building structures including stairways, partitions, bridge supports, door frames made from wood and other materials. Carpenters also can install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
In 2015, the median pay for a carpenter $42,090 per year In 2014, there were 945,400 carpentry jobs in the United States. It is projected that from 2014 to 2024 to be a 6 percent increase in carpentry jobs available which is average.
Carpenters are not just needed in residential homes. Carpenters’ skills are needed for highways, bridges, and more.
Full disclosure, carpentry is hard manual labor, and carpenters have a higher rate of getting sick and injured than the national average.