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63 Associates's Degrees Annually
#153 in Popularity (Associate's)
$34,530 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Cabinetmaking & Millwork Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many cabinetmaking and millwork graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 220
Undergraduate Certificate 115
Associate Degree 51

What Cabinetmaking & Millwork Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to cabinetmaking and millwork and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Cabinetmaking and Millwork Majors

Cabinetmaking and Millwork majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Skills for Cabinetmaking and Millwork Majors

When studying cabinetmaking and millwork, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities for Cabinetmaking and Millwork Majors

A major in cabinetmaking and millwork will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

What Can You Do With a Cabinetmaking & Millwork Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with cabinetmaking and millwork:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2.3% $34,740
Woodworkers 3.3% $31,170
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 0.5% $29,730

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Cabinetmaking & Millwork?

51 Associate's Degrees Annually
16% Percent Women
20% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 84% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of cabinetmaking and millwork majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 40
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

How Much Do Cabinetmaking & Millwork Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Cabinetmaking and Millwork majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $31,200 to $52,590 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some degrees associated with cabinetmaking and millwork may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for cabinetmaking and millwork careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 16.2%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 54.0%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 23.2%
Some College Courses 4.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 1.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 0.5%

Online Cabinetmaking & Millwork Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 58 schools offered some type of cabinetmaking and millwork program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 37 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 4 0
Associate’s Degree 19 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Cabinetmaking & Millwork Worth It?

The median salary for a cabinetmaking and millwork grad is $34,530 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to cabinetmaking and millwork.

Major Number of Grads
Furniture Design & Manufacturing 116
General Woodworking 76
Other Woodworking 31
Wooden Boatbuilding Technology 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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