Monday, June 01, 2020

Plumbing trade: an excellent career choice


Considering the increasing need of plumbing services, plumbing trade is becoming a popular career choice. Residential, commercial or industrial premises need plumbing fixtures installation and maintenance.

People need a plumber to:
  • install sinks, showers and bathtubs.repair or install gas and water pipes,
  • repair or install waste disposal system
  • repair or install drainage system
  • install appliances like water heaters and dishwashers.

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Because plumbing is an excellent career, getting into this profession is increasingly competitive, so if you are considering to become a plumber, you need to learn the appropriate qualifications and training in order to pursue this particular career path.

First Step: High School Diploma or GED

You don’t need to be a college graduate to be in this profession. You only need to have finished high school or have earned GED to qualify further in the next step.

It would be a great advantage if you have a strong foundation in science and math as your work will be dealing with gauging water and making accurate measurements.

Second Step: Take Technical Plumbing Course and Apprenticeship Program

Due to the competitiveness in the plumbing profession, it would be extremely useful and advantageous to take and complete technical or vocational courses in plumbing at an accredited trade school to help give you an edge as most plumbing apprenticeships require coursework before applying.

Check the course curriculum for the basic and most important topics to learn during the course such as electrical basics, draining and venting, pipe cutting and soldering, water heating systems, local plumbing codes and more.

Obtain on-the-job training with the best local plumber’s union in your area that offers the most comprehensive training or apprenticeship program on how to become a professional plumber.

Third Step: Take the test and get Licensed

Once you’ve finished the course requirements and obtained the completed the apprenticeship program, you are now ready to move on to the next step which is to obtain a license.

Once you passed the written exams and practical test then you will be considered officially a licensed journeyman plumber!

Fourth Step: Grow in Your Career

Now that you are already a licensed plumber and you wish to grow in your career path, take a second exam to become a master plumber. Accomplish additional certifications by continuing your education and field experience.

Most often, plumbers work is not a 9-5 job but work on-call and may have to work on weekends, evenings and even on public holidays too. Keep in mind that with your skills, you can be self-employed or you may opt to work in big companies. Whatever is your preference, your profession is always an earn while you learn.


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