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Life After Plumbing School

Whether you’re 15 or 30, there is no better time than now to start thinking about your education and future career than the present. However, with endless opportunities and career paths, it can be overwhelming which career to pursue. One option that many men and women choose to pursue is plumbing.

Plumbing is a hands on trade that is more than what many people think. Plumbing doesn’t mean unclogging toilets—it’s a trade that involves designing and placing indoor water pipes, hooking up natural gas piping, supplying clean oxygen to hospitals, and much more.

After plumbing school, you can expect to see many benefits in life and career. Check out the top three benefits to becoming a plumber below!

Benefits of Becoming a Plumber

Whether you are thinking about plumbing school or you have already finished, you can guarantee several benefits, including:

Job Security

Think about every home or commercial building you have ever been in—it’s probably too many to count. Just about every one of those buildings had water hook-ups—maybe a few toilets, sinks, or shower. The fact is that plumbers aren’t going anywhere. As new developments arise and older buildings need to be remodeled, plumbers are essential to a full functioning home or office.

When you decide to become a plumber, you can guarantee the industry will be around for a very long time.


Plumbing is a trade many enjoy because of the ability to start their own business and work for themselves. After plumbing school, you will have several questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I want to start my own plumbing business?
  • Do I want to work for another plumbing business?
  • Do I want to work for a large company as their commercial plumber?

Unlike many other careers, you have the ability to work as much or as little as you desire—depending on which company you work for or if you work for yourself.


Plumbers are in demand—especially in the Chicagoland area. If you are thinking about becoming a professional plumber, you can expect to make a decent living after plumbing school. According to The New York Times, the average plumber salary in the U.S. makes about $49,000 annually. In larger markets—like Chicago—some plumbers make around $70,000 per year!

After plumbing school, you may not make $70,000 per year, but you can expect to make a decent living after gaining experience and proper training.

How to Become a Plumber?

If you are in the Chicago or Rockford, IL area, becoming a plumber is easy. Simply apply to Illinois Plumbing Consultants. Our plumbing school offers hands on training to maximize your plumbing experiences and to get you ready to take the Illinois license test.

Learn more about our program by giving us a call or contacting us online.

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Our Instructors Have Real-World Experience
Jeff Swanson

Jeff brings over 50 years of experience in the trades. He is a Master Plumber, Master Pump Installer, Licensed CCCDI, EPA certified in lead removal, HVAC Certified Technician, EPA certified refrigerant practices instructor and IDPH Certified Instructor.

Rick Sperando

Rick Sperando has been in the plumbing industry for over 35 years. He successfully owns and operates a local plumbing and mechanical company as well as IPC.

Scott Underwood

Scott Underwood brings over 20 years of industry experience along with 10 years of instruction. He currently holds his IL Plumbers License as well as his CCCDI license. Scott is currently a co-owner of a successful plumbing company in McHenry County.

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