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Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters


What Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Do
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to, from, and within businesses, homes, and factories. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters work in factories, homes, businesses, and other places where there are pipes or septic systems. 


How to Become a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter
Although most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters was $50,620 in May 2015. Employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 12 percent by 2024.


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