While many people feel the push to go to college, it’s also important to realize the importance of learning trades as well. After all, a college degree is not the only avenue to landing a good paying job. In fact, U.S. News ranked plumbers as the 7th highest paying job without a college degree, earning a median salary of $53,910 with the best-paid 25 percent earning $71,140 in 2018. If you’re someone who enjoys working with your hands and solving problems, becoming a plumber might be right for you.
How Do I Become A Plumber?
Becoming a plumber is a two part process that involves practical training and study.
Traditionally, someone hoping to become a plumber would undergo a four-five year apprenticeship program where they would receive the necessary technical education while also being able to complete the required amount of hours of on-the-job training under a licensed professional. Many unions and businesses require an apprentice to receive a minimum of 246 hours of technical education and up to 2,000 hours of paid, practical training working with a licensed professional. Those who have successfully completed their plumbing apprenticeship program are called journeymen.
Benefits of Becoming a Plumber
Plumbers gain valuable knowledge and provide meaningful work. Everyone runs into a leaky faucet or clogged drain, or experiences plumbing problems at some point. No house or community is immune, and therefore, plumbers will always be needed and in high demand.
Plumbers are also able to create flexible work schedules. Plumbers are needed based on customer demands. Some customers will need appointments urgently first thing in the morning, while others may be able to wait until they come home from work in the evening or when they have time on the weekend. Choose if you’d rather work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, or a rotating schedule.
The Plumbing Works is Now Hiring
As a growing company, The Plumbing Works is always looking to add plumbers to our team! We offer our customers same day service and expect our plumbers to arrive punctually to appointments. We strive for 100 percent customer satisfaction and are looking for plumbers who will be responsible for answering a variety of service calls. Our plumbers need to be able to repair and replace faucets, fixtures, shower valves, water heaters, water softeners, sump pumps, and perform proper drain cleaning techniques.
Our ideal candidate will possess a professional and positive attitude. They must have a clean driving record, valid driver’s license, and must be able to pass a criminal background check and a drug test. They must pass a physical and be able to life up to 75 lbs in order to perform the job properly.
We provide our team members the opportunity to grow professionally, personally, and financially. We offer great hourly pay plus bonuses. We offer company paid benefits including medical insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, dental and eye insurance, as well as paid holidays and vacation time. We’ll help you set up your future with a retirement plan and provide company training. On the job, you’ll receive a company cell phone, iPad, and vehicle to perform your tasks.
If you think you’d be a great fit for our company, give us a call at 610-615-7330 or visit our site for more information.