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Manual Trades Like Plumbing Offer Job Security

If you’re looking for job security from the Polk County employment opportunities available out there, KB Staffing has a suggestion for you: consider a career in plumbing. Plumbing is a vital industry that offers great pay plus security for the long term. This is one of those jobs that not everyone is cut out for, but will always need to be done, so if you can handle the pressure, then you can reap the rewards.

What It Means to Be a Plumber
If you’ve never really considered becoming a plumber before, let KB Staffing give you some insight as to what the job entails and what is required to enter the field.

  • Installations. Every new building that goes up requires plumbing services. In addition to new construction, there are plenty of renovations performed locally every year that also require new plumbing to be installed.
  • Performing maintenance. Most commercial buildings and some residential homes will require regular maintenance checks to ensure everything is running smoothly.
  • Emergency calls. If you’ve ever had a broken pipe or another type of plumbing emergency, you know how important plumbers really are! Emergency plumbing situations can cause huge amounts of damage if not immediately tended to.
  • Inspections. There are plenty of times that a plumber is consulted simply to check existing work to ensure there are no problems before a real estate transaction is conducted.

Requirements
To become a plumber, you’ll need at least a high school education or GED. Then you’ll need vocational training at a trade school to learn the basics. Once you’ve received the necessary classroom instruction and participated in an apprenticeship program, you can apply for certification to provide employers and clients with verification that you are fully qualified to perform work as a plumber.

What Are You Waiting For?
Plumbers tend to make excellent wages, making this an outstanding career option. KB Staffing can get you in with local companies on temp-to-hire jobs so you can start working in Winter Haven or surrounding areas as soon as you’re certified.