Responsible for Public Health & Safety!
Plumbers are one of the highest regulated industries; a bad connection can harm large populations. Plumbers must stay informed; continuing education is an ongoing process of the industry.
Utah Department of Workforce Services ranks Plumbing as a…“Five-star occupation having the strongest employment outlook and high wages.”
In Demand: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job opportunities to be very good for plumbers at least through 2016, especially for those with welding experience.
High Pay: Plumbers are one of the highest paid contractors around. You can expect to make around $20 to $25 an hour after finishing school. It is not uncommon for Utah Plumbers to make over $50,000.00 or more!
You earn as you learn: 95% of apprentices are employed by a Plumbing Contractor and work while going to school. Many employers have tuition reimbursement.
Recession Proof: Layoffs are slim, if it does happen, a journeyman can always earn a good living. Plumbers are needed in every city & town in Utah, the United States, and many parts of the world…You can go anywhere!
Occupational Pride: You can take pride in the fact that you have built something spectacular such as homes, churches, schools, high-rise buildings, and even hospitals.
Challenging & Exciting: You can be sure that you are never bored as the work you do changes from day to day and you never know exactly what you might end up doing, which keeps things challenging and exciting.
Masters of YOUR Destiny: You can choose to make a good living without the worries of owning a business… or…Earn more money with all the worries and hassles of being a business owner…It is all up to you!!!
College Bound: I am going to college…not to some trade school.
Becoming a Journeyman Plumber is a 4 year program. An apprentice must have 8,000 hours of on the job work experience, and 576 approved educational instruction. Journeyman Plumbers… $42,500.00 Avg. after 4 years of apprenticeship…
I can earn more $$$ by going to college or university.
90%+ of all plumbers do not deal with waste materials.
Plumbing is a no-brainer …”Anyone can glue pipes together” (Former Utah Legislator)
Don’t be mistaken; plumbing requires a number of skills such as: