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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

Annual wages for Helpers--Carpenters in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Helpers--Carpenters is projected to grow 17 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 17.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #12 in job growth rate
  • 350

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.1%)
  • Master's degree (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5%)
  • Associate's degree (4.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (38.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (34.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Helpers--carpenters(1) because we don’t have information for Helpers--Carpenters. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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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.
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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).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Install wooden structural components.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Select construction equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.1 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

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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