Learn to Become a Plumber
Plumbers are in demand. Because the current plumbing workforce is nearing retirement age, the plumbing industry is facing a shortage of working plumbers. In addition, aging buildings that require maintenance or replacement of their plumbing facilities are expected to keep demand strong far into the future. If you have strong mechanical skills and enjoy solving problems, this 100% online course will give you the foundations for a great career as a plumber.
Job Outlook for Plumbers
WHAT SKILLS DO PLUMBERS NEED?
Plumbers need to be able to diagnose problems with piping systems, then figure out solutions and fix those problems. They must be able to work in confined spaces, using tools such as saws, wrenches, pipe brushes and specialized cutting tools. They may also need to solder or weld, especially in older buildings. They work with adhesives and chemical compounds, so safety procedures and skills are very important. Finally, plumbers need good listening skills to properly diagnose problems. And they must know and apply building and safety codes to comply with national and local regulations.
ARE PLUMBERS LICENSED?
Each state and local government determines its own licensing requirements for plumbers. Because many require work experience, most new plumbers begin as plumber apprentices. This course is designed to provide the training you need to start your career at this level.
IS PLUMBER A GOOD LONG-TERM CAREER?
Growth in the construction industry is expected to keep the demand for plumbers strong. The average building in the US is almost 50 years old. And the average plumber in the US is 58 years old. These factors, taken together, suggest that the long-term career outlook for new plumbers is very strong.
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Instructor: Adam Seek
Adam Seek has more than 25 years of experience in the plumbing industry. He is a licensed plumber, pipefitter, instructor, and maintenance/service technician with an excellent track record of success in safety, quality control, planning, development, and project management. His career in plumbing started at a young age, when he first joined his family’s plumbing business. He then went on to a four-year program where he was awarded for his aptitude and academic achievements.