Construction and Cabinetmaking Career Outlook

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Northwood Tech 2021-2022 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


Northwood Tech 2021-2022 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

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$41,597 - $85,793

Range of Yearly Salary

Northwood Tech 2021-2022 Graduate Follow-Up Survey


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Carpenters construct, repair and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.

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Cabinetmaker/Furniture Maker

Cabinetmakers and Furniture Makers cut, shape and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Woodworking Machine Operator

  • Furniture Finisher

  • Millperson

  • Machine Setup Person

  • Salesperson

  • Drafter

  • Material Handling Specialist

  • Interior/Exterior Finisher

  • Estimator

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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Construction and Cabinetmaking technical diploma at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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