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47-2031.01 - Construction Carpenters

Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.

Sample of reported job titles: Assembler, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter Foreman, Carpentry Foreman, Concrete Carpenter, Construction Superintendent, Construction Worker, Foreman, Framer, Production Worker

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas, such as heating or electrical wiring work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, or power tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Erect scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble and fasten materials to make frameworks or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses or buildings, using paint, hand tools, or paneling. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative paneling to ceilings or walls. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cover subfloors with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet, or wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fill cracks or other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sand patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform minor plumbing, welding, or concrete mixing work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Construct forms or chutes for pouring concrete. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Work with or remove hazardous material. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Alignment jig — Baluster jigs; Level jigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bandsaw wheel — Bandsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt sander — Belt sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bevels — Sliding t-bevels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Biscuit jointers — Biscuit joiners; Joiners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cheesegrater file — Wood files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compasses — Pencil compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conventional truck cranes — Truck cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drilling machines — Drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drum sander — Drum sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Feeder jig — Push sticks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts — Pettibones; Rough terrain forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Power generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Guide jig — Chain saw jigs; Mortise jigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammer drills — Rotary hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Framing hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact wrenches — Electric impact wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Beam-lifting jacks; Screw jacks; Wall-lifting jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders; Fold-up ladders; Non-conducting ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Laser measuring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Calibrating electronic levels; Laser levels; Torpedo levels; Visible beam laser levels (see all 15 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal markers or holders — Marking gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needlenose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planes — Rabbet planes; Shapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plumb bobs — Plumb lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic nail drivers — Pneumatic nail guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Disc grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power planes — Electric planers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power routers — Plunge routers; Portable routers; Trim routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power sanders — Handheld rotary tools; Random orbital sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Beam saws; Circular saws; Reciprocating saws; Worm-drive saws (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power staple guns — Brad tackers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Mini pry bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Cat's paws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety boots — Work boots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Fall arrest systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saw blades — Dado blades See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saw guide — Saw guides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sawing machines — Compound miter saws; Miter saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Hand saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding — Ladder jacks; Pump jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding stabilizers — Ladder levelers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Multi-tip screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sledge hammer — Sledgehammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Squares — Combination squares; Framing squares; Layout bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns — Hammer staplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Cross-curve tape measures; Measuring tapes; Story pole tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Templates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Theodolites See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tinners snips — Snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Triangles — Right triangles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood auger bit — Auger bits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wood chisels — Draw chisels; Morticers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks software; Intuit Quicken software; Job costing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Drawing and drafting software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Information retrieval or search software — Renaissance MasterCarpenter See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Bosch Punch List; Craftsman CD Estimator; Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal; VirtualBoss (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word; Wilhelm Publishing Threshold See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Prepare operational reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare hazardous waste for processing or disposal. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install carpet or flooring. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Weld metal components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean work sites. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate construction project costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut wood components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install wooden structural components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install building fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install doors or windows. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate construction project activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Build construction forms or molds. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install trim or paneling. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 86% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 68% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 67% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 78% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 56% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 59% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 59% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 63% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 61% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 52% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 58% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 49% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 47% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 39% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 41% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 37% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 36% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 42% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 35% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 40% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 48% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 63% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to High Places — 44% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 38% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 33% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 58% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 53% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 27% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
54   High school diploma or equivalent Help
18   Less than high school diploma
17   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Carpenters.
Employment data collected from Carpenters.
Industry data collected from Carpenters.

Median wages (2014) $19.63 hourly, $40,820 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 901,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 329,200
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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