Whether you are renovating an existing building or building your first home, one of the key people you will consult with, is a plumbing technician. Many people are under the false impression that plumbers only come out to fix leaking toilets and blocked drains, but plumbing technicians are highly skilled, certified, and licensed technicians that work on all aspects of plumbing, heating, and cooling systems, in a variety of buildings.
Are you mechanically minded, love working with a variety of people, and want to study and work in the trade industry? A career as a plumbing technician may be ideal for you.
Plumbing technicians are licensed and qualified to work on the complex plumbing systems of both residential and commercial buildings. Their primary responsibility is to maintain the flow of water and the drainage of waste products, through the plumbing system. They do this by being qualified to:
Being familiar with, and adhering to the Florida Building Code, plumbing technicians have the knowledge and skill to install, maintain, and perform pressure tests on all components of the plumbing system including:
Plumbing faults often constitute an emergency call-out. Plumbers can:
All qualified plumbers have the knowledge and skill to perform the task required, but certain physical and personality traits are required to succeed in this profession. These traits include:
Most plumbing technicians agree that although any career has its pros and cons, there are many advantages to choosing a career in plumbing including:
Plumbing technician services are always in demand. Studies conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded that by 2028, the demand for plumbing technicians will increase by 14%. In these difficult times, one of the largest advantages of choosing plumbing as a career is job security.
Plumbing apprentices earn a salary while they study. The salary increases with seniority, making it one of the few professions where the student graduates with minimal/no student debt.
Plumbing is a licensed and regulated trade. Although plumbing techniques and equipment have evolved and will continue to do so, the profession will never be solely run by computers/machinery.
Plumbing technicians face new challenges and work on a variety of systems. Their jobs may vary between:
Plumbers do not work in isolation but come in contact with various people daily. People that plumbers may interact with daily include:
A career in plumbing is a life skill with opportunities for growth and development. With determination and skill, this career can be taken to a master’s level, working on large-scale complexes and innovative projects, or becoming a self-employed business owner.
Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric have been South Florida’s plumbing technicians of choice since 1983. If you are interested in learning a trade and finding out more about the exciting opportunities available to plumbing technicians, contact us at 1-800-475-1504.
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