We’ve all heard about the shortage of skilled tradesmen in the UK and the increasing age of those that are still in the market. If you are reading this, it’s probably safe to say that you have at least a slight interest in plumbing and this is a good thing. Becoming a plumber has many advantages compared to other trades.
Here are our top 5 reasons you or anyone else interested in a trades job should consider the profession of a plumber:
Plumbers are right up there with electricians when it comes to the highest paid tradesmen in the business. After training, a qualified plumber will start with £20,000 at a medium-sized firm. This wage increases with experience, hours worked and the sort of plumbing carried out, with average earnings reaching around £30,000. Self-employed plumbers earn much more.
Being a plumber doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doing house calls and fixing toilets all day (unless you want to, of course). Hate the thought of staring at the same four walls for the rest of your life? Being a plumber means never having to stay in the same place for too long. Plumbers work in all kinds of industries. Where there’s water and people, there’s a need for plumbing. Moving around so much means more than just a change of scenery, it means making contacts, and lots of them. The more contacts you make, the better job prospects you have. The opportunities are almost endless!
Many people move wherever their job takes them, but plumbers are needed everywhere. This means you can move across the country or stay right in your own hometown and still find work. Owning your own plumbing business means you can work when you want and where you want, which is great for those who need flexibility in scheduling or location.
The need for plumbers is kind of like the need for doctors – everyone everywhere will always need them. It would take a significant economic downturn to have a large impact on the plumbing sector. Old plumbers are retiring, thus making room for new plumbers to join the ranks and fill in their shoes. This means great job opportunities!
As a plumber you will be helping people fix a wide variety of problems and install running water in their homes and business locations. This is why many plumbers take pride their work. There are plenty of jokes about plumbers, but thankfully, more and more people are realizing what plumbers do for us, and respect for the trade is growing. If a pipe breaks in someone’s house, it’s the job of a plumber to make things right. And this doesn’t go unappreciated. A good plumber can save the average homeowner a fortune in repairs by stopping a problem as soon as possible.
These benefits are just a few of the perks that come with being an plumber. There are endless possibilities for people who decide to become plumbers. Everyone, from construction workers and doctors to architects, scientists and engineers, needs to hire plumbers when things go wrong with water at home or the office. So, don’t be afraid to look into this career a bit more carefully. There’s a good chance you may finally find your perfect profession. And it’s even better it pays well.
If I could do it all over again, I’d be a plumber.
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