Interested in plumbing and gas fitting business? Journeyman/professional plumber/ gas-fitter looking for apprenticeship/training? High school student thinking of a plumber career? Starting your own plumbing company or repairing/ installing water pipes for others? Starting a small plumbing and gas fitting business, or even getting involved in a side business as a plumber consultant? See website for more
Plumbing and gas fitting is one of the most popular and fastest growing industries in the U.S.A. Plumbing companies employ over 22 million people in the United States, including many domestic/immigrants, and countless temporary and seasonal workers around the world. Plumbing and gas fitting businesses are a major industry for companies throughout the United States (as well as Canada), as well as many countries in Europe and Asia. This article will introduce the aspiring gas fitter or plumber to the basics of plumbing and gasfitting, as well as an overview of how these trades are regulated in different regions.
Before beginning your new career as a licensed professional gas fitter or plumber, you should first become certified as a journeyman by the National Plumbing Contractors Association (NPCA). As a journeyman, you’re still under the supervision of a master plumber, but you’ll have a lot more opportunities to gain experience and make good money. A journeyman license lasts between one to three years, depending on the state where you live. You may also be able to become a master plumber after successfully completing your journeyman license.