How To Become A Plumber
So you want to know how to become a plumber. Although it might not be a glamorous job, it can be a financially rewarding one. People with a desire to fix things would be well suited for a career as a plumber.
Things you'll need:
- High school diploma
- Be at least eighteen years old
- A license
- Complete high school. This is a good idea no matter what you want to do. It would also be a good idea to take any shop or mechanics classes or other classes that might apply to plumbing.
- Start an apprenticeship. This is very important step to becoming a plumber. You'll want to check with the current guidelines, but generally you will need to apprentice an experienced plumber for three or more years or 2,000 hours. This experience is imperative. You must additionally work under a master plumber and complete 300 plus hours of theory work.
- Get a license. You will have to find out where in your area you can receive licensing as a plumber. You will generally have to pass an exam and have two to five years work experience. If you plan to work on gas lines, you will need an additional license.
- Apply for a job. You could apply for a job at a plumbing service in your area or you could choose to work for yourself. Being employed might get you steady work and a steady paycheck. However, working for yourself can be highly rewarding and offers you much more freedom.
Posted on: Apr. 15, 2010