Plumbing Technology/Plumber.

(NEW) A program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waster removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding and soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Employment Options

Occupation Employment Average Wage
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Annual
Avg Openings
Mean Entry Experienced
Pipelayers 1,280 1,500 43 Great $16.90 $10.62 $20.03
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10,660 12,380 348 Outstanding $22.54 $12.96 $27.33
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 470 28 Good $12.93 $8.48 $15.16
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners suppressed $12.71 $9.40 $14.36