Skilled trades are where it’s at! Not everyone will need an architect or a lawyer in their life. But everyone, at some point, will need the skills of a trained plumber. When you have something everyone wants and needs, you're likely always in demand, and that could mean better job security.
Beyond that, having a career in the trades means you can call your own shots. You could earn a great living working for a reputable plumbing company in your local area to get some experience under your belt. You could then decide to start your own plumbing business down the road.
Something else to point out is that over the past few years we have seen a lot of new construction on homes. This is due in large part to the housing supply dwindling. Industry experts have agreed that we will continue to see new construction of single-family homes in the coming years. And all of these new homes will need qualified plumbers to install, maintain and repair the plumbing systems!
Just how fast is the plumbing profession growing?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/), employment of plumbers is projected to grow 5% over the next decade. This means roughly 50,000 jobs will become available each year over the next 10 years.