It’s time to start thinking about your future career. You could leave high school and head straight to the local community college or four-year university to “chase the dream,” or you could choose a career as a professional plumber. Now the funny thing is – being a professional plumber doesn’t sound as fancy or appealing as being a business school graduate or any other white-collar profession, but it can be one of the most rewarding and lucrative career choices you could make to date.
There’s a good chance that all your classmates have also considered going the route of tertiary education to get that white-collar job. White-collar jobs are admittedly nice and there’s generally a good reputation, but studying for a degree can be time-consuming, mentally taxing, and a financial drain. Many students leave college with enormous student loan debts that often take more than a decade to repay.
This begs the question – Why should you be a plumber? Here we go over all of the perks associated with a career as a professionally licensed plumber at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.
Fun Fact: There are approximately 25 million professional tradesmen that are part of the baby boomer generation. By 2030 these 25 million tradespeople will retire. That means there will be 25 million vacancies for professional tradesmen! This doesn’t include the current shortage of professional tradesmen across the United States.
As a plumber, you will never have to worry about not being able to find work. It is currently one of the most secure occupations, especially in light of recent world-wide events. Plumbing is an essential service, and plumbers are essential workers.
As a licensed plumbing professional – the sky is the limit.
You will be able to join any company as an employee or you could potentially choose to take the leap and start your own plumbing business. The choice is yours. Unlike your peers, you won’t be saddled with large student debts as you’re given the opportunity to earn as you learn your trade.
The downside of an office job is that you generally must be in the office. It’s a 9 to 5 (or longer) in the same building with the same people, day in and day out. As a plumber, you’re always on the road. You’ll learn about different neighborhoods and residences; you’ll discover different businesses that you didn’t even know existed.
The best part is you’re not locked into a 9 to 5 type of job. A job working as a tradesman allows you to be more flexible. If you have a family emergency and you’re working for a family orientated company like Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric – you don’t need to worry.
Plumbers can change the lives of the people they interact with. You’re making a difference in people’s daily lives by improving their quality of life and ensuring that their health isn’t affected by problematic water pipes.
Plumbing isn’t as simple as replacing a leaky faucet. You will be challenged with each plumbing job you do. It is a mentally stimulating environment as you need to carefully analyze the situation at hand, locate the problem, and then fix it in the most efficient way possible.
Each day will provide you with new challenges and tasks and sometimes you may even have a funny story or two to relay to family and friends. Your mind won’t be the only thing stimulated – plumbing work can be exhausting but it’s great for daily physical exercise that just happens to be a part of your job
Choosing your future career can be daunting but there is nothing more appealing than starting your future with guaranteed job security and no debt to your name. Finding the right fit for you may not be easy but the team at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has you covered. To find out more about your future as a professional plumber, contact us today at 1-800-475-1504 or apply now!
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