Helpers--Carpenters

Also called: Carpenter Assistant, Carpenter Helper, Carpenter's Helper

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.
  • Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
  • Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Bosch Punch List
  • Cost estimating software
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Quicken
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED or no high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $53,780.00
Median: $39,380.00
Low: $29,930.00
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