Begin an Exciting Career as a Plumber!
In just 9 months you could be working in this hands-on, high-growth job using your problem-solving skills to assemble, troubleshoot, and repair plumbing or pipe systems.
At a Glance
Explore Your Opportunity
Learn about various aspects of the Plumber career, such as day-in-the-life info, typical jobs available, required skills, and more.
Explore the specific skills you'll learn and lessons you'll complete in the Penn Foster program by reading through the syllabus.
How do I know if this is the right career for me?
As a Plumber, you are likely to work in a variety of settings, including construction sites, buildings under renovation, homes, offices, factories, and more. You will likely work between 40 and 50 hours per week, but flexibility in your schedule is generally required, and you may be required to work evening or weekend shifts or respond to emergency repair calls when needed. To learn more about this type of work, the skills you'll need to begin a career, and the opportunities that may be presented to you, download the Career Guide by clicking the link below.
Online Courses with Penn Foster
In-Demand Skills for Today's Jobs
Penn Foster's Plumber Career Diploma program provides you with the real job skills that employers are looking for, giving you a leg up as you start your career.
Study When You Want
Our program is made for the working learner. The program's flexibility allows you to learn at home or on your break through our online, mobile-friendly student portal 24/7.
Support When You Need It
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, and Student Success Advocates - all working to help you succeed in your training program.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed May 13, 2022.
Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
**Penn Foster End of Program Survey, data collected January 2021 through April 2022