Getting started as a plumber

Have you ever heard people say that because so many people are going to school for technical jobs, that we’re going to have to end up paying plumbers and the people in similar vocations extraordinary amounts of money? Well, there may be some truth to that. A simple Google search indicates that the average plumber makes over $20.00 an hour. And apprentices, people learning that job, can expect to make about half that amount of money.


It doesn’t seem like a bad job to get into. It seems like the kind of job that you would be able to pick up right after high school. Good honest work. If that fits your lifestyle and interest.

So, you are interested in becoming a plumber. I wasn’t sure how to give advice on this topic, so I went to wikiHow to find out general information. Apparenty, if you want to become a plumber, you can get the education and experience as an apprentice. Apprentices work with licensed plumbers to learn the trade.

You need to graduate from high school or obtain your GED. You can become an apprentice when you turn 18 years old. Then you will want to make sure you have the necessary skills to become a plumber. The next thing you want to do is join a local plumbers union. This is where you can find a structured apprenticeship program.


You’ll also find classroom instruction and job training. Competition can be steep. But you can do it! You’ll want to maintain a clean driving and criminal record. And you will need to fill out an application and aptitude test.
Go to your local trade and vocation schools. Find a school that is accredited by the state that you live in. You want to find a quality school. There are many things that you will need to learn so that you can practice your trade with safety and skill. You will learn about blueprints, drafting, math and safety.

You can approach a master plumber that owns his or her own business. You can even approach a small plumbing company. Just remember to supplement your education so that you learn everything you can about the profession, the safety and code regulations. For example, old copper plumbing can contain lead solder. You will want to learn how to handle this and similar scenarios with skill, safety and wisdom.