Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and control systems. These piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Mechanical ability
  • Ability to work alone or with others

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Varied working conditions
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • Risk of injury

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Plumber
  • Foreman
  • Business Owner or Manager

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Gasfitter
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
  • Sprinkler Systems Installer
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter

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