Construction Careers: Plumber / Pipefitter

Think beyond the stereotypes and what you think you know about plumbers and look into this exciting career. Next time you turn on the water think beyond the faucet to the whole water system and how it flows to you. Become a part of this growing career.

Plumbers working on pipes

Plumbers help design and build intricate piping system that distribute water through buildings and allow the water to flow smoothly. You will be able to work with your hands to build, weld, and solder pipes together. Plumbers are needed to assure that from homes to skyscrapers we have running water.  


A high school diploma and possibly some additional training programs will prepare you for a career as an iron worker.


A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship programs are typically five years long and will include both classroom and on-the-job training program. Apprenticeship programs are designed to prepare you to become a master in your field.    



Iron workers make between $35,000 and $75,000 annually.


$35,000 - $75,000