What do they do?

Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Also known as:

Carpenter Assistant, Carpenter Helper, Carpenter's Helper

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Helpers--Carpenters is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 5%

    Change

    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
    250

    Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (6%)
  • Associate's degree  (5%)
  • Some college, no degree  (13%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (45%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (29%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Install wooden structural components.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Select construction equipment.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
  • Position structural components.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Build construction forms or molds.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
  • Compact materials to create level bases.
  • Finish concrete surfaces.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Apply protective coverings to objects or surfaces near work areas.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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