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10 Perks of Being a Plumber

10 Perks of Being a Plumber

Have you ever wondered why someone would choose to be a plumber? Maybe you've considered it as a career for yourself. Either way, the plumbing trade is a rewarding career for many reasons.

Plumber Perks

Here are 10 of the many perks of being a plumber:

1. Job Security: There’s no need to worry about your job being outsourced or eliminated — as long as there are pipes and drains, the world will need plumbers. The industry is experiencing steady growth, too.

2. Opportunity for Entrepreneurship: A licensed plumber can choose to work for a company as an employee, or they can strike out on their own independently.

3. Job Variety: Some people hate to be stuck at a desk all day. Plumbers get out of the office — all around their neighborhood, visiting residences and businesses — and every day is different.

4. A Chance to Help People: It's great to have a job that makes a difference in people's lives. Plumbers help improve quality of life and safeguard the health of their community by keeping water and sewer pipes well maintained.

5. Mental Challenges: Working as a plumber means solving a puzzle with every job. A plumber has to analyze the situation, find the problem and figure out the most efficient way of solving it. This type of job never gets boring!

6. A Feeling of Importance: Let's face it — when people need a plumber, they really need a plumber! Often they need one immediately to prevent water damage in their home or business, fix toilets, make sure they can take a hot shower and keep their drinking water safe.

7. Exercise: Who needs a gym membership when you haul heavy pipe around every day? Plumbers bend, crouch and squeeze into small spaces. They also use upper-body strength to run equipment. A hard-working plumber can stay in great physical condition.

8. No Student Loan Debt: Most plumbers learn their trade either in vocational school or as apprentices assisting licensed plumbers. On-the-job-training is the opposite of college tuition: You literally earn while you learn.

9. Social Interaction: Working as a plumber means you get to meet all kinds of people, from all walks of life. Whether your project is in a commercial building or a residence, it's guaranteed you'll never feel isolated or lonely while on the job.

10. Great Pay and Benefits: Good plumbers earn a comfortable living, whether they work for a plumbing company or as independent contractors. Many plumbers join a union, and they receive excellent benefits such as health insurance, a 401(k), life insurance and more.

As you can see, there are many reasons to become a plumber. Many people take their plumbing for granted and don't think about it — until it stops working. However, well-maintained plumbing is crucial to our way of life and our health. Therefore, there will always be a demand for good plumbers. It's nice to feel needed!

Trust your plumbing to Mr. Rooter of Oneida. We’ll be there to help you with whatever plumbing issue arises.

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