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Plumbers and Pipefitters

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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 391,680 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Organized

Career Ladder
Owner of a Plumbing Business

Master Plumber

Plumber

Plumbing Apprentice

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