By:Alex Jacobs

Plumbing & Pipe fitting

Career View

~Pursuing this career I would remain in my home area and try and remain a residential plumber as the are doesn't offer many options for a plumber specialized in doing industrial jobs.

Career Outline

~Plumbers, pipe fitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to and inside all types of buildings and utilities.

~Skills needed for this career field include business skills, Customer service skills,mechanical skills , physical skills and the ability to troubleshoot.

~Some plumbers travel to a variety of work sites every day. A few work outdoors, even in bad weather. Chance of injuries on the job are higher than the national avg in any career due to hot pipes, sharp tools, ladder falls etc.


~Lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,020

~Top 10 percent earned more than $84,440.

~plumbers, pipe fitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022. Faster than average

~Related fields: Boiler makers, Electricians, Building Inspectors.

Career Education

~High school diploma or equivalent required

~While college is not needed to obtain the job, a certification is required to work and an apprenticeship is also advised

~A technical college for higher education is wise and classes in business management is a wise choice for those who wish to own their own business.


~Faculty Ratio of 10:1

~Located in Waco TX

~20$ admission fee, must have proof a bacterial meningitis shot, must take TSTC placement test and, have a Diploma or Equivalent.

~Avg cost of 97$ per credit hour

~Financial aid is available through Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Work Study and many other sources.

~Cafeteria, Library , Clinic, Housing, Fitness center all available to students currently enrolled.

Cited Sources

~"Texas State Technical College Waco | Home | Texas State Technical College." Texas State Technical College Waco | Home | Texas State Technical College. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. (pictures and information used)

~"U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2014. (Pictures and information used)

~"Visiting Waco." Visiting Waco. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. (image used)

~ (video about TSTC)

~ (video about plumbing)

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