If you like working with wood and take pride in seeing something made with your own hands, then this is the trade for you. Carpenters are needed in all areas of construction and are often employed through the entire construction process.

  • measure, cut and shape wood and other materials
  • install wooden stairways, door and window frames and bridge supports
  • indoor and outdoor job opportunities
  • apprenticeship or technical training may be required

Earning potential for Minnesota:

$52,000 annual average

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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