Are you tired of being stuck in a manufacturing line or an office cubicle all day long? Are you just finishing high school and looking for a high-paying career but aren't interested in attending a university? Are you good with your hands? Do you like working with people? If you answered yes to these questions, you should look into becoming a plumber.
There are many advantages of a career as a plumber. Here are just a few:
As with any job, there are certain requirements for this career choice. Education requirements include two different schooling levels.
Additional requirements, skills, and character traits include:
After you have completed your training and education, the next step is to become a licensed plumber. You will need to pass an examination issued by your state. Every state's requirements vary slightly, but most licensing exams require proficient knowledge in specific areas:
Many plumbers choose to go into business for themselves as their careers progress. If being a business owner is a goal of yours, you may want to consider obtaining education and training in business, accounting, or management skills in addition to the necessary plumbing licenses.
Roto-Rooter is North America's largest provider of plumbing repair services and sewer & drain cleaning services. Millions of homeowners and businesses in all 50 states and across Canada rely on Roto-Rooter plumbers every year. The entire Roto-Rooter system, including independent franchise operations, employs about 7,000 people in North America.