Becoming a Plumber

Plumbing is an incredibly fulfilling career that allows for you to be creative, work with your hands, and provide an essential service to those who need it most. As one of the fastest growing jobs in the country, a plumbing job is always easy to find. A plumbing career is incredibly secure due to the fact that plumbing services are always in demand, cannot be completed by machines, and cannot be outsourced overseas for cheaper labor.

There is always plenty of room for growth and advancement in a plumbing career. Those who are dedicated, hard workers can advance from service technicians to installers to operation managers to distribution managers and so on.

Plumbing Career Path

Unlike most other career paths that require you to undergo years of education with no pay, plumbers train on the job while making money. Avoiding schooling debt from tuition and loans allows you to start your career off on the right foot. Click below to download a Plumbers career path.

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Below is the career path for becoming a plumber:

  1. Get your high school diploma or GED: A foundation in math, science, and computers is important for a plumber. It is also recommended that students take drafting and blueprint classes if they are offered.

  1. Get your vocational training: Vocational classes can be completed through a trade school or community college.

  1. Complete an apprenticeship program: Lasting anywhere from 4 to 5 years, apprenticeships provide the best possible plumbing training. During an apprenticeship, you learn all aspects of the trade.

  1. Get licensed: Most states require that you have a plumber’s license. You don't however need a license to start your apprenticeship with JD Service. Typically, you need to pass an exam and have 2-5 years of experience to gain your license.