• Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to and within businesses, homes, and factories.

What do they typically do

  • Install pipes and fixtures
  • Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes
  • Determine the amount of material and type of equipment needed
  • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
  • Troubleshoot systems that are not working
  • Replace worn parts
  • Modify, clean, or maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, or related machines or equipment, using hand or power tools
  • Cut or bore holes in structures, such as bulkheads, walls, or mains, prior to pipe installation, using hand or power tools

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.3%
Job Opening 1,530

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