Looking for a career that offers plenty of variety, job security, and a chance to be your own boss? You’ve just described some of the benefits of being in the plumbing profession, and now (maybe more than ever) is an ideal time to get started on this career path.
There was already a shortage of skilled tradespeople before the pandemic, and now the shortage is even greater. That means there are plenty of opportunities to stay working and advance in your career as a plumber. And while some job industries simply aren’t that stable, plumbers are always in demand.
We love being plumbers for a number of reasons. Here’s our top ten:
When you’re a plumber, every day is different, which means you’ll get a chance to put all your skills to good use. You’ll also be able to work in different industries – from helping with city and municipal water issues to working with custom home builders to design plumbing for new homes. The possibilities are endless. So, if you don’t like performing the same tasks every day, this job is for you.
Imagine living in a world without teachers or doctors. Impossible, right? Some professions are absolutely essential, and that goes for plumbing as well. You’ll never have to worry about finding a job if you’re a plumber, which is helpful if you have a family to support. And plumbers don’t get outsourced, so you won’t have to worry about that, either.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a four-year degree, but the cost of college can really add up. While many students graduate owing a significant amount of money to Uncle Sam, students who graduate from a trade school usually do not. Another perk? Plumbing education usually includes a paid apprenticeship, so you can earn while you learn.
You can be your own boss
Many plumbers choose to go into business for themselves, which means they can work the hours they want and create the ultimate work/life balance. That being said, plumbers who work for a reputable company like Allied Reddi-Rooter enjoy a great deal of autonomy as well and can work a flexible schedule while being a part of a team.
At Allied Reddi-Rooter, we encourage our plumbers to deepen their knowledge through continuing education and advanced certification. The plumbing industry Is constantly evolving, and the more training you have, the higher your salary will likely be. If you’re an ambitious person who loves learning, you could become a master plumber and enjoy a lucrative career with tons of perks.
You’ll be helping others
Plumbers are out there doing important work that impacts people in huge ways. There’s nothing like seeing the relief on a customer’s face after you’ve just fixed a plumbing problem in their home. And without plumbers, we wouldn’t have safe drinking water. As a plumber, you’ll be keeping your community safer and healthier.
You can skip the gym
By now you’ve probably read that sitting behind a desk all day can lead to health problems. But that’s not something you’ll have to worry about if you’re a plumber. This is a physical profession that lets you get out, move, and stay active. It also requires plenty of critical thinking and problem-solving, so your brain will stay sharp, too.
You get to be a part of a team
The team at Allied Reddi-Rooter supports and encourages each other, and we’ve been doing for over 70 years. Check us out on Cincinnati’s Better Business Bureau page and our A+ rating. Read our Google Reviews. We truly believe that teamwork is a big part of why we’ve been a leading plumbing company in Cincinnati for decades. Simply put: we’re a family and our plumbing team thrives because of it. There’s really nothing like being a part of a great team.
You’ll meet new people
If you’re a “people person,” you’ll love being a plumber. Every day offers plumbers a chance to be out in the community, meeting and helping new and longtime customers alike. This means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make someone’s day a little better. This is definitely not a job you can do remotely from the comfort of your couch!
No more plumbing bills. Now that’s a perk! As a plumber, you’ll have the skills to fix your own plumbing issues so you can save money for other expenses like vacations and your children’s education.
Interested in becoming a plumber?
Contact the team at Allied Reddi-Rooter. Check out our Careers page. We love talking about everything we love about this exciting profession and are always looking for new team members. Call us right now and let’s put a career path in front of you tomorrow. You can follow us on Facebook, @Allied Reddi-Rooter for the latest tips or to ask us a question.