YOUR CAREER AS A PLUMBER, PIPEFITTER AND STEAMFITTER

YOUR CAREER AS APLUMBER, PIPEFITTER AND STEAMFITTER

It’s much more than just unclogging a drain. Use your quick thinking to determine solutions and systems that will earn you an amazing salary.

A Day in the Life of a Plumber

It’s much more than just unclogging a drain. Use your quick thinking to determine solutions and systems that will earn you an amazing salary.

Wage Range

$33K - $83K

Annual Openings

1620

Projected Job Growth

12.6%

WHAT IS PLUMBING, PIPEFITTING AND STEAMFITTING?

Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters, including sprinkler fitters, assemble, install, alter and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. They may install heating and cooling equipment and/or mechanical control systems.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS AND STEAMFITTERS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • DEDUCTIVE REASONING
  • CRITICAL THINKING
  • PROBLEM SENSITIVITY

WHAT DO PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS AND STEAMFITTERS DO?

Prepare cost estimates for clients

Read blueprints and follow state and local building codes

Determine the material and equipment needed for a job

Install pipes and fixtures

Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines

Troubleshoot malfunctioning systems

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a career in plumbing.

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High school diploma or equivalent
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Apprenticeship

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