We surveyed 1,722 plumbers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical plumber. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a plumber?
Working as a plumber typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a plumber?
A career as a plumber typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.
Is it easy to get a job as a plumber?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a plumber. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for plumbers.
Do plumbers work full-time or part-time?
78% of plumbers work in full-time roles while 22% work part-time.
Is being a plumber stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst plumbers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a plumber?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a plumber.
How competitive is the workplace for plumbers?
Plumbers see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a plumber require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for plumbers.
Are plumbers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Plumbers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do plumbers have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally plumbers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a plumber physically demanding?
Being a plumber requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are plumbers exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, plumbers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a plumber require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a plumber.
Does being a good plumber require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a plumber.