Plumber

$61,120 earning potential

Plumbers install, maintain and repair water systems in homes and businesses. They install pipes that carry the liquids or gases, and they upgrade and repair existing systems.

This option is for you if:

You're a quick and efficient problem solver

Your time management skills are on point

You're a team player

You're willing to work until the job is done

You're reliable and honest

You're a people person

MARTIN ESCARENO

APPRENTICE PLUMBER

Hometown: Springdale

Age: 22

Where I trained: Four-year plumbing apprenticeship with Kimbel Mechanical Systems

What I Earned: On-the-job training

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We get a 'real world' hands-on experience. I get the chance to learn how to operate machinery such as an excavator."

JOB SECURITY:

Pipefitters and Steamfitters, Maintenance and Repair Workers, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, Millwrights, Boilermakers

MAJOR GROWTH POTENTIAL:

Martin was hired for the summer going into his senior year of high school as a part-time warehouse worker for Kimbel’s distribution center. Shortly after, he was offered a full-time position upon graduation. Soon, because he was doing his job so effectively, Martin’s supervisor promoted him to an S2 supervisor, where Martin now manages four of his peers.

RELATED OCCUPATIONS:

Pipefitters and Steamfitters, Maintenance and Repair Workers, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, Millwrights, Boilermakers

Our company puts a ton of effort into giving us anything from leadership training to effective communication classes which helps us develop and strengthen these skills in order to climb the ladder."