■ ■ A finish carpentry apprentice completes work on a dresser.

A career as a rough carpenter is a good fit if you like working as a member of a team, enjoy having a wide range of job duties, don’t mind working outdoors in all types of weather, and are willing to work at night and on weekends to keep projects on schedule. This career involves travel to job sites, so you’ll need a driver’s license and a trustworthy vehicle. Rough carpenters may further specialize. Residential carpenters focus on building and remodeling single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums . Commercial carpenters build and remodel office buildings, schools, shopping malls, casinos, hospitals, and hotels. Industrial carpenters typically work on civil engineering


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