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Helpers—Carpenters - What They Do

Helpers—Carpenters generally receive Short-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Helpers—Carpenters can expect to earn an average of $27,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Helpers—Carpenters will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 11.7% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Helpers—Carpenters rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 3.2% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, it should come as no surprise that Helpers—Carpenters are being hit extremely hard. Unemployment levels currently stand at 14.0%.

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