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Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.

Wage Range 2019 

The median wage for this profession is  $44,230,  Oregon $46,590

Employment Outlook 

Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2016-2026 is expected to be  26%!.   Carpentry is expected to grow much faster than average. 

Educational Requirements

The typical entry-level education for this occupation is high school. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. Apprenticeships are available through union and non-union schools.  

Abilities required


  • Control Precision - Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  • Near Vision - Seeing details up close.

  • Manual Dexterity - Holding or moving items with your hands.

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - Keeping your arm or hand steady. 

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