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Gasfitter


A Domestic or Commercial Gasfitter program teaches a student how to install, test, maintain and repair propane and natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in residential and commercial premises. A Gasfitter Program will usually take 2 years to complete.

Some of the key areas of study in the program are safety regulations, blueprint reading, rigging, gas venting, and electrical controls and circuits. Once a student has graduated from the Gasfitter Program, he/she will be expected to be well versed in pipes, valves and fittings, soldering and brazing, welding and burning.

Careers

Plumbers, Pipelayers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Wage: $49,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.6%
Self Employed: 12.3%
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Employed Part Time: 3.4%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Wage: $35,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.2%
Self Employed: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Employed Part Time: 2.4%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Wage: $27,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.9%
Self Employed: 2.9%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training