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Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?

Where are the jobs? Which places have the most plumber opportunities?

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mark (actually in Iraq) in Houston, Texas

116 months ago

i think alot of the plumbing jobs are going to do-it-yourselfers and handyman-gone-pro. I think you would be better served to be an Electrician or an HVAC mechanic. Also, I think people can put up with alot more when the water doesn't work versus not having lights at nigh or ac in the summer. Now service work, clogged toilets and plugged sewer lines, that is different than plumbing construction. It is service work and it does pay well.

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rjones1963 in east peoria, Illinois

116 months ago


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Michael Harford in Dublin, Ireland

109 months ago

Iam a 27 year old Irish guy
on my 3rd year of a plumbing apprenticeship in Dublin
with the construction industry in ireland very slow
at the moment and the fact that my girlfriend is canadian
i have decided to try an get experience in plumbing and heating in Ottawa if possible.
I have a year gap until my final exams
Is it possible to get employment ?
Is there anyone interested in taking me on?
If so you can email me on

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mattscards in Houston, Texas

98 months ago

Mark, look at this and click on the video and see if you want a handyman doing plumbing on your house. Everyone needs to see this.

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