Plumbing

You are here

I n 2019, 41% of Americans aged 18 – 24 said they would consider attending a trade school over college or university. A career in trades not only allows you to get into the workforce quicker than a traditional 4-year degree program, but tuition costs are usually less thereby taking on less debt. For years parents and teachers have been telling young people “go to college so that you’ll get a good job”, but there are a great many number of college graduates who have degrees that do not translate into a good job.

Is Plumbing a Good Career Choice?

The short answer is YES! Not only is it a good career choice, it’s an excellent career choice. Plumbing is a career that offers high earning potential, job security (plumbers will always be needed, you can’t outsource plumbing jobs to other countries) and opportunities for advancement. Plumbers don’t just fix clogged drains and fix toilets, their expertise keeps hospitals, schools, office buildings and households running, and our society could not function without plumbers.

What Skills and Qualities Does One Need to be a Plumber?

You will learn the skills need to become a plumber at a plumbing trade-school, while the qualities and abilities you may already have may need further development such as:

  • Critical thinking Skills: Plumbing systems can be complex, and plumbers need to evaluate the situation to decide which is the best way to move forward.
  • Problem Solving Skills: Some things may not work they way one would expect, so plumbers need to be able to think through the problem and come up with a way to fix it.
  • Manual Dexterity:  A plumber needs to be able to work with small parts
  • Good Vision: A plumber needs to be able to see well in areas that may not have good lighting such as under cupboards
  • Flexibility: As a plumber, you will bending, stretching and twisting into various positions to get the job done.

Finding a Plumbing School?

There are many trade and vocational schools that offer plumbing programs. Be sure that the one you select, guarantees you an apprenticeship placement.

Certifications and Licensure to become a Plumber

Most states require plumbers to be licensed. While licensing requirements vary, states often require workers to have 2 to 5 years of experience and to pass an exam before allowing plumbers to work on their own.

Salary & Job Outlook for Plumbers
2019 Median Pay $55,160 /year / $26.52/hour
Job Outlook 2019 - 2029 4% (As fast as average)

* Source:  United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics September 10, 2020

 
 

Recent News




31 May

Vancouver Film School Scholarships

Acting for Film & Television

by adminvc / 0 Comments
01 May

Free PSW Training Grant

To address Ontario’s Personal Support Worker Shortage, the Ontario government is providing grants up to $13,235 to new students.

by adminvc / 0 Comments
15 Apr

Johnson Scholarship Program

2021 Johnson Scholarship Program is Now Closed

Who May Apply

To apply, applicants must be:

by SystemAdmin / 0 Comments
23 Feb

O'Keefe Scholarship at Animation Portfolio Workshop

The O’Keefe Scholarship, One opportunity can change everything!

by adminvc / 0 Comments
11 Jan

Eastern College and Supply Chain Canada Agreement

Eastern College provides fast-track job readiness focusing on technical skills in program areas such as Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Art & Design and Trades.

by adminvc / 0 Comments
05 Jan

Sprott Shaw College Launches Scholarship Program for At-Risk Youth

Sprott Shaw College and Covenant House Vancouver Launch Scholarship Program for Homeless and At-Risk Youth

by adminvc / 0 Comments
14 Nov

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021

by SystemAdmin / 0 Comments
27 Oct

Animation Portfolio Workshop International Portfolio Day

APW International Portfolio day is an opportunity for prospective animation students to meet one-on-one with animation professionals and educators and get feedback and ex

by adminvc / 0 Comments
13 Oct

Burger King Scholars Program

The BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than $28 million in scholarships to high school students, BURGER KING® employees and their children across th

by SystemAdmin / 0 Comments
05 Oct

Culinary, Beverage or Hospitality Scholarship for Women in BC

Women who wish to begin training in culinary, beverage or hospitality fields, or women who are already skilled in these fields and seek to refine or further their expertise may

by SystemAdmin / 0 Comments

About

This education portal is powered by UC Education Marketing Inc.  We bring students and schools together for the purpose of matching students with the best school for them. List your school, college, or university and connect with as many potential students as possible. 

Contact Us Today to List your school!