In a world where we depend on efficient water flow in every aspect of our daily lives, plumbers will always be in great demand. In fact, according to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, plumbing is projected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, making it one of the fastest growing trades.
With the demand so great in the profession, even New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is encouraging some high school graduates to consider trade school for plumbing rather than obtaining an expensive undergraduate degree that may not get them far in life. His reasoning is because they can make a successful living without the burden of college loans and possible unemployment upon graduation.
The rebounding construction market is also driving this demand. Since the profession also includes pipe layers, pipefitters, and steamfitters, it makes up one of the largest construction occupations. These improved market conditions will continue to drive the demand even higher with construction spending realizing double-digit gains.
Licensed plumbers are also an essential part of the workforce following catastrophic events such as Super storm Sandy. The monster storm left thousands without fresh water due to water line damages. Plumbers with every specialty continue to be a necessary part of the rebuilding phase.
Additionally, with the improved economic conditions, households as well as businesses now have the resources to make improvements and repairs on their older plumbing systems. This is especially the case as a result of the “green economy” as plumbers are needed to install alternative water sources, faucet flow restrictors, dual-flush or pressure-assisted flush toilets, and tankless hot water heaters.
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