Female plumber holding a wrench fixing pipes

Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.

Sample of reported job titles: Commercial Plumber; Drain Cleaner, Plumber; Drain Technician; Journeyman Plumber; Master Plumber; Plumber; Plumber Gasfitter; Plumbing and Heating Mechanic; Residential Plumber; Service Plumber; Equipment Service Associate (ESA), Fire Sprinkler Service Technician, Journeyman Pipe Fitter, Journeyman Pipefitter, Machine Repairman, Pipe Fitter, Pipe Welder, Pipefitter, Sprinkler Fitter, Steamfitter

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $24.21/hr (+15% from 2015)
  • 259 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 7%
  • Retirement Risk: 21% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: <1% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Applied
Math

Workplace
Documents
Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.