There’s currently a huge demand for plumbers across the country—including right here in St. Louis, MO. The average age of a plumber is 56, and young plumbers are few and far between. This means a competitive hiring market and big job opportunities for young adults entering the plumbing field. Some U.S. companies are going to great lengths to attract and keep skilled plumbers. Job perks include things like indoor basketball courts, craft beer and locally roasted coffee, on-site spas and yoga studios, Hawaiian vacations, and even pet insurance. Not to mention great starting salaries. Still not convinced that plumbing is a fantastic career option? Keep reading.
Why Be a Plumber?
Silicon Valley–level perks aside, there are plenty more reasons to become a plumber. If you look beyond the stigma surrounding the profession, you’ll find that plumbers do meaningful work that is just as important for protecting public health as that of doctors and nurses. Key reasons to consider a plumbing career include: good pay, good benefits, good job security, rewarding work, and (of course) a large number of job openings—which extends to all of the trades, not just plumbing.
“Between the number of job opportunities, the impressive starting salaries and the great long-term potential, there’s never been a better time to enter a technical field,” says Ranken Technical College.
Job Opportunities in St. Louis
St. Louis is no exception to the national trend. There’s a big demand for plumbers and other trade workers right here in our home town. “We are a growing company, and one of the hurdles we face is finding good skilled plumbers to add to our team,” says Matt LaMartina, General Manager here at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Co. “We currently have job openings for Apprentice Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers.”