It is scary for people to even think about how life would be without tradesmen like plumbers. What if there’s a leak in the pipes in the wall of your house, or your dishwasher floods your whole kitchen? It will be a complete nightmare!
As an electrician, a carpenter, painter or even a plumber, people will always need your services.
In the past it was commonly thought that being a tradesman was absent learning or skill development outside of real world experience. On the contrary, being a tradesman involves a lot of effort and passion! It all begins at home, and often what was a hobby turns into a stint at school and then into a full-fledged career.
The Path to Becoming a Tradesman:
Like any other career, there is a proper path that has to be covered to become a professional tradesman.
High School Diploma
First things first, getting a high school diploma is the first step in the journey of becoming a tradesman. Plumbing, electrical work, machining and all such profession require calculations and high school is what will provide you with everything you need.
After completing the high school diploma, one needs to find where their interest lies and opt for the trade that best suits your personality. There are many local community colleges and vocational schools in Las Vegas that offer courses to learn trades like plumbing, machining, electrical work or even construction work.
Completing the Apprenticeship
The next step is to go for an apprenticeship. Apply the training and work under the supervision of skilled and licensed tradesmen, who teach the aspects of professional life and enlighten you with their experience. This is the phase where you can expect to get paid $10 to $20 per hour while developing the skills necessary for you to get certified as a licensed journeyman.
Getting the License
The final step is to get your license by passing the tests and become a journeyman!
Myths Surrounding the Blue-Collar Jobs:
Being a tradesman, especially a plumber you sometimes hear a lot of daunting judgements and opinions. Yes, this work is sometimes physically demanding. And Plumbing can definitely be a dirty job sometimes. But these fears, though unfounded are often a major reason why so many young people choose to stay unemployed till they get a white-collar job, rather than getting a blue-collar job. This because of the myths that have surrounded our plumbing or electrician professions! Some of the myths include:
Not an Intellectually Stimulating Profession
Another reason why not many young people opt for the trade profession is that they do not think it is intellectually stimulating for them and not as creative. In fact, a study showed that almost 90% of office workers indulge in non-work-related activities and waste their time. Just ask any of our plumbers, coming up with solutions to REAL problems plaguing households and businesses is often extremely challenging work. It takes both experience, know, how, imagination and creative problem solving.
Trade Job is not a Passion
It is also commonly believed that a trade job is not a passion. Who dreams about being a plumber? Well, to a surprise, people do. It is both financially and professionally rewarding work. We are fixing major problems for families and businesses that require highly skilled solutions. It is easy to develop a passion for work you love and for helping people. We continue to pursue our trade with passion and so do our associates.
These are the common myths that surround us, the tradesman in Las Vegas, and many people who wish to pursue plumbing and any other trade job as their career.