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Why is Plumbing a Good Career Choice?

Imagine putting your science, technology, engineering and math skills to work in a rewarding career without years of schooling and thousands of dollars of debt. The plumbing career path provides just that, along with paid training, unlimited job opportunities and benefits from the moment you start learning the trade.

Median Salary

$55,160 per year, or $26.52 per hour.

Job Outlook

4% growth, with 49,800 jobs open each year.

Education Required

High school diploma or equivalent.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Plumber

The journey to becoming a plumber depends on a few factors, including your interests and the educational options and licensing requirements in your area. But once you decide what you want to do and what opportunities are available where you live, you can hit the ground running. These are the typical steps you’d take to pursue a plumbing career:

Learn More about Plumbing as a Career

Discover more reasons why a career in a skilled trade is one of the best paths you can choose.

Explore More Plumbing Resources

Want more information before you commit? Check out PHCC's resources for starting a career in plumbing, heating and cooling.

Find a Plumber Trade School

See what options are available right now by checking out plumber schools in your area.

Read Peter's Story

In our A Career in Plumbing series, we talk to plumbers about how they got started in the industry, their passions and how they’re approaching the future of the trade.