YOUR CAREER AS A PLUMBER, 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.

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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.


MEDIAN INCOME

$65K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

1620


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

12.6%


WHAT IS PLUMBING, PIPEFITTING AND STEAMFITTING?

Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters, including sprinklerfitters, 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?

Male plumber inspects a bathroom faucet to prepare a cost estimate.

Prepare cost estimates for clients

Male pipefitter analyzes a blueprint to determine what the next step on the job is.

Read blueprints and follow state and local building codes

Male pipefitter looks through materials in work truck to determine what equipment is needed for a job.

Determine the material and equipment needed for a job

Female pipefitter installs pipes.

Install pipes and fixtures

Male pipefitter inspects and tests installed pipe system and pipelines.

Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines

Female pipefitter troubleshoots a malfunctioning plumbing system.

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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