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Chimney Sweeps

Overview

Chimney sweeps, also known as sweeps and chimney technicians, inspect—or evaluate, as it is known in the industry—chimneys, fireplaces, stoves, and vents according to safety codes. They clean, or sweep, the chimneys and make repairs, which may involve masonry work and relining. They also educate homeowners and building maintenance crews in how to properly care for their stoves and fireplaces, as well as train apprentice chimney sweeps. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Chimney Sweep Service Owner

Chimney Sweep

Apprentice Chimney Sweep