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What Carpenters Do
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.

How to Become a Carpenter
Although most carpenters learn their trade through an apprenticeship, some learn on the job, starting as a helper.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for carpenters was $42,090 in May 2015. Employment of carpenters is projected to grow 6 percent by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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