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What Is The Future Job Market For Carpenters Like?

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The job of a carpenter is a never ending thing because as long as people are in this world, they will live in houses and will need the help of a carpenter to build it. In fact in the future more and more jobs will arise for carpenters, due to the population growth.

The reason also being so many people enter in this field and leave it because it does not suit them, thus leaving space for others to come and also this job requires a person to be physically fit, so older carpenters leave and younger carpenters join the market.

The job market for carpentry basically depends on the population and demand of a country. Certain construction companies close down soon due to reasons such as bad weather conditions. Even a place where businesses are booming, can be a good prospective for carpenters, as more buildings will be developed, thus needing carpenters.

It is expected that in the future, the job market for carpenters will take a gradual increase. However certain ready made materials are making carpentry very easy, thus people at home are doing things by themselves, thus reducing the need for carpenters. However they will not be able to do the same professional job as a professional carpenter would do.
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The US Occupational Outlook Handbook is a  recognized source of career information-- compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics/DOL.  It is designed to help  individuals make decisions about their work lives and/or careers. (This handbook is revised every two years.)
In the handbook  you can find out how the future of carpentry/carpenters (and other occupations!)  looks nationwide (US)  and by region...  Including salary and earnings information, etc.

Here are links to the handbook , found on the the US Dept of Labor website.  Good luck to you!  I would appreciate it if you rate my answer... Thanks!!

Here is the home page for the handbook....

www.bls.gov

and here is the carpenter page...
www.bls.gov
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I am a licensed contractor in Oregon, in business for ten years. Here we have four months of good weather. Lots of work then, but demand drops off quickly once the rains begin.

Because of the heavy state regulation of the industry, our insurance rates are okay, but the bond rates are out of control. After ten years my, my income is spotty at best,credit shot, and quitting the biz.

I am educated and talented in the craft. Despite my best efforts, just cannot make enough profit to cover costs.

I wish you luck if you try this line of work. Its a roller coaster!

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