Architecture & Construction
MILL AND CABINET TECHNOLOGY
Cabinetmaker is one of the career choices for this career focus.
Cabinetmakers use a lot of skill and creativity in their work. They build and repair furniture made of wood and other materials.
- Earnings Range: $10 – 32/Hour
Level of Education
- High School
- 2-Year College or Technical Training
- Read drawings and specifications, and prepare patterns and layouts
- For custom pieces, discuss the projects with customers and draw up detailed specifications
- Set up and operate woodworking equipment, and cut, shape, and assemble the pieces of wood
- Sand and smooth the surfaces, and apply veneer, stain, or paint
Attributes & Abilities
- Mechanically inclined
- Work well with your hands
- Hand-eye coordination
- Communication skills
- Able to visualize finished products
- Work for furniture manufacturers and custom furniture shops, or are self-employed
- Most work a 5-day, 40-hour week, but overtime is sometimes necessary
- Work indoors in factories or woodworking shops, which are usually dusty and noisy
- There is some risk of cuts from sharp tools
- On their feet much of the time
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High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD
Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
NCCER Entry Level Craft Skills;
NCCER Carpentry Level I;
Construction Level II
Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification