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What Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Do
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases.
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work in factories, homes, businesses, and other places where there are pipes or septic systems. Plumbers are often on call for emergencies, so evening and weekend work is common.
How to Become a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter
Although most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed.
Overall employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
State & Area Data
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Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters with similar occupations.
More Information, Including Links to O*NET
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