Contractors across the country are experiencing a major plumber shortage. Demand is continuously rising but many have retired or left the industry during the recession. It will take more than 100,000 new plumbers to meet current demands.
Plumbing is generally a well-paying career with several states reporting a median income between 59,000 and 72,000. Even with the allure of decent pay and increasing job opportunities, many areas are having a tough time finding enough plumbers to meet demand.
To combat this problem, several high schools are introducing pre-apprenticeship programs and stressing the importance of skilled trades. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association is also reaching out to young adults by providing classroom programs and hands-on learning opportunities. These measures are increasingly important as the number of plumbers needed is expected to rise 12% by 2024.
ONLINE MICHIGAN PLUMBER 5-HOUR CODE UPDATE
All Michigan plumbers must complete a 5-Hour Code Update class by April 20, 2018 to maintain licensure. Plumbers Training Institute offers this class in an easy to use, HD video, and mobile friendly format.