Do you like working with your hands? Would you like to see your handiwork produce a structure such as a deck or even a house? Carpenters have that honor and tradition of using a combination of manual skill and a keen mathematical mind for details to build things that will last for years or even generations. In order to be a licensed carpenter, you need specific training and an apprenticeship, but then you have the opportunity to work for a contracting company or run your own enterprise. Contractors work in many weather conditions, but the feeling of making shelter for people where one did not previously exist can be immensely gratifying.