$61,940 earning potential
Plumbers install, maintain and repair water systems in homes and businesses. They install pipes that carry the liquids or gases, and they upgrade and repair existing systems.
You're a quick and efficient problem solver
Your time management skills are on point
You're a team player
You're willing to work until the job is done
You're reliable and honest
You're a people person
Master PLUMBER AND PLUMBING SERVICE MANAGER
Where I trained: Northwest Technical Institute
What I Earned: Journeyman Plumbing License; Master Plumbing License
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"I completed school much sooner than my peers. I also got started in a career much sooner than most, allowing me to be financially secure, buy my first home and start saving money for my future while a lot of my peers were just finishing school with a lot of debt."
Pipefitters and Steamfitters, Maintenance and Repair Workers, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, Millwrights, Boilermakers
I decided that I wanted to be a plumber because it gave me the opportunity to work with my hands. I get to solve people's problems and learn something new every day. As a service plumber, I am able to work with customers and solve different problems daily, as opposed to being on a job site doing the same thing every day."