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Plumber


A Plumbers Program will teach a student how to install, alter and repair the systems that keep our water and waste disposal systems running. A student will learn how to read and interpret blueprints and project specifications.

The Plumbing Program will generally take a student 4 years to complete. Approx. 26 weeks of the program is designated for in-class study modules. After graduation, a Plumber will be expected to know how to test for leaks, maintain pipes to prevent or repair leaks, and braze and weld metal.

Most Plumbers find employment in the construction industry, laying new pipe for buildings or doing extensive renovations to large buildings. Residential Plumbers install and repair plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets, and appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters.

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
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