Every developed country needs plumbers. While the job is not overly glamorous, it’s still a trade where you can make a great living and be proud of the impact that you have on people’s quality of life. In 2030, the plumber’s job will still involve building, installing, and maintaining the water delivery and sewage systems for buildings, ranging from a small cottage outhouse to a large office tower or sports stadium. Advances in technology and interest in saving energy and protecting the environment will push plumbers to broaden the scope of their activities, potentially making it an even more lucrative career.
Homeowners and businesses alike will look to their plumber for technologies to help them reduce water use and save money.
New construction trends will impact the plumbing trade, providing plumbers with lots of job opportunities. Working mainly with other construction trades, plumbers might be called on by floor installation workers to help construct heated floors using hot water pipes. Or, they might partner with a solar energy specialist to build a system that uses sunlight to kill bacteria in wastewater. Homeowners and businesses alike will look to their plumber for technologies to help them reduce water use and save money. In 2030, people will rely on their plumber for much more than a clogged drain.
Job Requirements / Skills
In 2030, a master plumber will be able to transform the hands-on experience gained through their apprenticeship into sensible, creative plumbing solutions for their clients. Courses focused on entrepreneurship will ensure that plumbers are equipped to operate as successful independent contractors. Plumbers will always benefit from having good negotiation, project management and problem solving skills.