A plumber is tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems.
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Tools of the Trade
What Plumbers Love About Their Trade
Helping people in need.
Variety of Tools
Solo or Small Teams
Indoor and Outdoor Work
Lots of Problem Solving
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
There are many specializations within the trade.
You will learn a lot and make a lot of money. I knew I wasn’t going to be a 9-5 office person. Now I’m out here in plants and refineries building America!
Find something there is a demand for. If you know you aren’t going to be a office person get into a union or go to a trade school and apply yourself and you will see yourself succeed!
Its not an office job! If you are willing to work in the weather with your hands then this might be for you. If you are a badass pipefitter then you can work anywhere for more money than the other guys are getting.
It's great to work with your hands and get such great pay. This is a rewarding job with great benefits if you work hard. Show up on time, work hard, and learn all you can.
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Let schools, unions and employers start competing for you
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