We surveyed 4,454 carpenters to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical carpenter. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a carpenter?
Working as a carpenter typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a carpenter?
A career as a carpenter typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a carpenter?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a carpenter. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for carpenters.
Do carpenters work full-time or part-time?
72% of carpenters work in full-time roles while 28% work part-time.
Is being a carpenter stressful?
Carpenters tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a carpenter?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a carpenter.
How competitive is the workplace for carpenters?
Competition at work is not common for carpenters.
Does being a carpenter require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Carpenters will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.
Are carpenters allowed to express themselves creatively?
Carpenters are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do carpenters have control over the direction of their work?
Carpenters tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a carpenter physically demanding?
Being a carpenter requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are carpenters exposed to a wide variety of work?
The workload of a carpenter changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.
Does being a carpenter require attention to detail?
Attention to detail is a vital skill for carpenters, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.
Does being a good carpenter require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a carpenter.