Plumbers and Pipefitters

Plumbers and pipefitters assemble, install, alter, and repair pipes and pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids and gases for sanitation and industrial purposes as well as other uses. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures, appliances, and heating and refrigerating units. There are approximately 555,900 plumbers and pipefitters working in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Required

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