Plumbing Technology Careers
Plumbing may seem like an "old school" occupation with minimal glamour, but the demand for skilled plumbing professionals has never been higher. More than 425,000 plumbers were employed in the United States as of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also predicts this number will increase by another 105,200 between 2014 and 2024.* This is a 9-13% percent overall increase nationwide, although some states will enjoy even stronger demand, others less.
As a graduate of Everest's Plumbing Technology program, you'll be qualified to compete for entry-level positions with plumbing contractors and local plumbing service companies. Positions you might take include plumber's assistant, plumbing apprentice, pipefitter, pipelayer or steamfitter. Your place of work and specific duties will vary depending on the position you take.
To help you put your new Everest education to work, you can get job-hunt support from Everest's Career Services staff. These experienced professionals can help you with all phases of your employment search, including:
- Writing a solid, impactful resume
- Rehearsing answers to questions you'll likely be asked in your job interview
- Choosing a proper interview wardrobe
- Finding job openings with local employers
- Setting up your job interviews and performing effective follow-ups
As an Everest graduate, you can call upon your campus's Career Services staff for help at any time, even years after you've been out of school.
Want to know more about Everest's Plumbing Technology program? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.
* Source: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2152.02