The Natural State is growing by leaps and bounds, and no matter where you go, you see new construction taking place. If you’re an individual who enjoys working with your hands, it definitely gets you thinking. In fact, the demand for skilled carpenters is currently at an all time high. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), carpenters earn a median income of $46,590 per year, and employment opportunities in the carpentry profession are projected to rise by 6% from 2014 to 2024. High tech jobs continue to be farmed out overseas to take advantage of cheap labor, but the skilled trades continue to be recession proof!