According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, plumbing is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. A career in plumbing offers job stability, leadership opportunities, and significant earning potential.
Graduates sitting for the plumbing license exam in their state will be ahead of the pack when pursuing licensure.
Plumbers install and maintain numerous piping systems in residential and commercial properties, power plants, water treatment facilities, waste disposal plants, and factories. Experienced plumbers train apprentices and supervise helpers. They work alongside other construction workers.
Pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are all specialties within the plumbing profession. As a plumber, you can specialize in a particular area or offer services in multiple specialties, including pipelaying and pipefitting.
Plumbers can be involved in hands-on work or may work in a design capacity, drafting blueprints, and helping make the installation process more efficient.
A plumber would typically work on larger construction projects and would need to read the blueprints detailing all pipe and fixture locations while satisfying building codes, regulations, and electrical wiring locations. In addition, they are responsible for staying within a given budget and schedule. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth in this career field due to new building construction and stricter water efficiency standards for plumbing systems.
- An expert in plumbing is aware of building regulations and safety standards and works to ensure these standards are upheld.
- Legal expertise can also be an aspect of plumbing since the laws regulating this trade vary depending on where you live and can be difficult for a layperson to understand.
STONEPILEllc provides foundational coursework in plumbing mechanics, including the following courses: Plumbing Construction, Mechanical Plumbing Contracting I, II, and III, and Construction Drawings and Codes—as well as several practicum opportunities to learn the trade. With these experiences and focused program of study, candidates sitting for the plumbing license in their state will be ahead of the pack when pursuing their licensure.
The home building industry needs more skilled trades professionals to meet the demand for new homes, and NAHB has updated its videos promoting the six most common trades. In addition, take a look at its short videos promoting various trade careers.
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