Job Spotlight: Plumber

Could a position like this wash away your career worries?

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”


Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.



In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re plumbing the depths of what it means to be a plumber.


Required Education: Typically, a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many plumbers learn through an apprenticeship, while some attend a technical school. A license is usually required.



Although pay varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), Plumbers make as much as $53,910 per year or more. Some plumbers can also work for themselves, potentially earning more while setting their own schedule.


What Plumbers Do:

Plumbers deal with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Fixing leaks
  • Cutting, assembling, and installing pipes
  • Repairing water supply lines, waste disposal systems, and related appliances and fixtures.


What Companies Look for in Plumbers

Every position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Proven plumbing experience
  • State certifications in plumbing, pipefitting, or steamfitting
  • Good communication skills
  • Valid license to practice


Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about Plumber jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office,  download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.


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