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Five Reasons To Become A Plumber

Are you trying to determine what line of work to go into or thinking about changing jobs? If you are a people-person, mechanically minded, and like problem solving, the plumbing trade may be a good fit for you. Here are five reasons you should consider going into this field, either as your first career or as a new line of work.

Excellent, Steady Income

Everyone knows that plumbers make good money. What does that mean? Most plumbers with a few years under their belt have the potential to earn over 6 figures annually. Plumbing doesn’t know seasons, plumbing doesn’t know the time of day. Plumbing work is always available 24/7 365 days a year. The trades provide the opportunity for a quality lifestyle and a well-funded retirement. Becoming a licensed plumber will allow you to earn a good salary in all economic climates.

High Demand 

Another reason to consider working in plumbing is demand. Many older plumbers are reaching retirement age and there is currently a shortage of replacements. Meanwhile demand for skilled plumbers is on the rise in areas with booming development, such as the greater Seattle area. The trades offer the unique opportunity to “Earn while you learn” with apprenticeship programs and on the job training. Why spend $50,000 on college when you can earn that while learning a profession?

Project Variety 

One of the benefits of working in the plumbing field is that there is a lot of project variety throughout the month. Your day may consist of residential jobs like installing a hot water heater and conducting a pipe inspection or you might work on a larger commercial job. Plumbing is a fast-paced field and the wide range of different tasks will help ensure that you won’t get bored doing repetitive work.

Location Flexibility

No matter the area, as long as there are buildings, there will be a need for a plumber. This means you have more location flexibility than most other professions, giving you the freedom to determine where to live and move if your needs change.

Job Satisfaction

As a whole, plumbers are happy with their chosen career. It is an important and rewarding job that provides a good mixture of intellectual challenges and physical activity. As you work, you know that you are helping people. Moreover, your work will have a lasting impact in the surrounding community by helping keep water and sewers running safely.

As you can see, there are numerous reasons why you might want to considering pursuing a career in the plumbing trade. If you would like to learn more about becoming a plumber in the Seattle area, give Best Plumbing a call. We’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our team.

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