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Carpenters : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Carpenters : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Carpenter- Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
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Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 9:01 AM
Carpenters held a large number of jobs in 2012. 36 percent of them were self-employed. All carpenters work full time, which include weekends and sometimes they are required to work at night. If you are a carpenter overtime is usually suggested because the pay is not that high.
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Carpenters : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Carpenters : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Carpenter- Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
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It does not take much to become a carpenter.  Really all that you need is a high school diploma.  Usually how you become a carpenter is you go to work and watch an experienced carpenter and learn from them.    You usually do this for up to 4 years.  You have a required time of 144 hours of training and 2,000 on the job work.  The requirments of being a carpenter are you have to be 18 or older, high school education, you have to physically able to work, you have to be a U.S citizen, and you have to pass a drug test.  

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Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:43 AM
Because carpenters are exposed to everything that construction workers are required to know, they are capable of becoming independent contractors. This means that a carpenter is capable of working by themselves and being self employed. Carpenters can do pretty much anything.
Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:46 AM
A carpenter must be good at math, have good stamina, have physical strength, problem-solving skills, and detail oriented. These are required if you want to be a self employed carpenter.
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Carpenters : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Carpenters : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Carpenter- Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
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Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:28 AM
Carpenters are in high demand. The demand for carpenters is projected to grow 24 percent in the next couple of years. A lot of people are wanting home upgrades which will require a higher demand for carpenters.
Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:30 AM
Its not just houses and buildings that require carpenters, they also work on roads and bridges. Roads need to be work on every so often which requires more carpenters and the same goes for bridges. But all of this depends on how much money the federal government is willing to spend.
Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:39 AM
Carpenters are going to be in very high demand over the next couple of years. It all depends where you live though that will determine if you get a carpenter job though. Places with a higher population are a better place to get a carpentry job rather than a place with a low population. Although carpenters are in high demand, the job demand can easily change.
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Health and Safety information for Carpentry and joinery - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

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Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:35 AM
There are a lot of different types of safety tips for carpenters. One is to keep you area clean by staying organized. You have to clean up all the excess material that you did not use. Have a safe way to move your items from one place to another. You also have to mark walkways so that other construction workers no where you can be safe and walk through.
Billy Dugan's comment, February 21, 2014 8:50 AM
There is a lot of safety tips for carpenters involving heavy machinery. When you are using a crane for example, you can not move the machine around when you are using it. Also if you break something you are to immediately dispose of the broken equipment and not keep reusing it.