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High Demand Career

Plumbers

Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

Plumbers

About this Career Path

Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

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Environment

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work in factories, homes, businesses, and any place where there are pipes or septic systems. Plumbers are often on call for emergencies, so evening and weekend work is fairly common.

Salary Breakdown

Plumbers

$48,490

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$37,040

ENTRY LEVEL

$48,490

MID LEVEL

$58,550

EXPERT LEVEL

$23.31

AVERAGE HOURLY

$17.81

ENTRY LEVEL

$23.31

MID LEVEL

$28.15

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Plumbers

288

Current Available Jobs

9,480

Projected job openings through 2028

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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Supporting Programs

Plumbers

South Mountain Community College

Construction Trades: Plumbing

East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)

George Brazil Plumbing Service and Repair Technician

Pima Community College

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Top Expected Tasks

Plumbers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Plumbers

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

K

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

K

KNOWLEDGE

Design

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Judgment and Decision Making

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Near Vision

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Extent Flexibility