Plumbers are in charge of repairing problems with supply lines of water. They also solve issues with fixtures or appliances. Any busted pipes or lines are repaired by plumbers and these can be problems that are called in on any day and during any time of the day. The typical hours worked are an average of 40 hours or more.
Educational requirements for becoming a plumber can vary. To be an apprentice, you need to at least have a high school diploma. To enter straight into being a master level plumber, a degree from either a community college or trade school is necessary. Some states will require a license. Since most plumbing jobs involve being on call, it is good to have skills in time management, organization, scheduling, quick problem solving, and being able to react quickly with emergency calls. Physical strength is necessary because of various fixtures that may need repairing.