Yes, becoming a plumber at 30 years of age is achievable.
Simply do the following:
- Ensure you’re in great shape
- Take some required courses and pass the test to acquire your Plumbing license
- Find a plumbing company near you that’s hiring and apply, or start your own Business.
How To Become A Plumber At 30
Requirements of becoming a plumber at age 30 vary state by state. In Kentucky, for example, an apprentice is eligible to take the state exam with 2 years of experience under a master or journeyman plumber. In my state, the experience can be “proven” with W2 forms or a notarized affidavit from a master plumber. There is a national shortage of plumbers, and millennials are notably uninterested in learning the skill so once you are licensed it tends to pay well.
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Journeman Plumber License Requirements
- You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- You need to have have at least 4 years of experience as an apprentice plumber.
- Your moral character needs to be good.
- You must pass the written examination.
- You will have to apprentice for 4 years under a master/journeyman
- Yes, you must submit letters from employers verifying hours. There is no way to cheat your way out of this.
Pro Tip: Begin working out as a residential rough in crew for 265 days, then a top out crew for another 365 days to get a grasp on what/why/how.
Once those two years are over, you should try to get a service truck to enhance knowledge and learn tricks.
For your third year I advise you to go Commercial Start learning pipe fitting and hvac . Finagle your way into the boiler room and LEARN STAY in the commercial field, and work up to foreman with a goal to be superintendent.
Is becoming a plumber worth it?
Absolutely! The pay is good and it comes with great benefits, paid training etc. Pipe fitters even get paid more and the job is flexible. You’re pretty much in demand everywhere.