Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist carpenters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

Current openings

Carpenter Assistant 8
Carpenter Helper 1

Number of positions

2012: 1,740    2014: 1,900

Annual job postings

New: 80    Replacement: 50
(Total: 130)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.