The plumbing industry is among the top 50 occupations for job stability, median wage and anticipated demand, according to careervoyages.com, a website jointly maintained by the departments of Labor and Education.

The plumbing industry is among the top 50 occupations for job stability, median wage and anticipated demand, according to www.careervoyages.com, a website jointly maintained by the departments of Labor and Education.

A recent article from New Hampshire’s The Keene Sentinel explored the opportunities the plumbing industry will offer in the next decade:
    “The demand for plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters is expected to increase 10 percent between 2006 and 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of this demand will stem from new housing construction and building renovation. The rise in popularity of green technologies like radiant floor heating, solar hydronics, condensing and modulating boilers, and tankless hot water systems is also expected to increase demand for plumbers.”
In addition, the article sates, many tradesmen currently working in the plumbing industry are expected to retire during the next 10 years, creating more openings for plumbers. The Career Voyages website also notes that from now until 2016, there will be a demand for more than 150,000 new plumbers.

Read the complete article here.

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