By the year 2030, in America, approximately 79 million people in the workforce will have reached retirement age. Meanwhile, at the same time, only 41 million new people will be entering the workforce. An even more staggering statistic, three out of every four people in the trades (plumbing included) will retire. This is going to really have an impact on the Tampa Bay region because the area is growing with population and development. All of this infrastructure and development that has been occurring over the last 30 years and continues to occur has to be maintained. The maintenance and upkeep of the plumbing is a monumental task and has to be addressed on a daily basis.
So, while becoming a plumber is a great opportunity to start with, there’s also going to be plenty of room to turn it into a secure career where one can earn a tremendously high income. That holds true whether you are male or female. Yes, the trade of plumbing is an amazing opportunity for women!
Separate the facts from the stereotypes
Plumbing is a field that’s never been just for guys. There are thousands of women in the plumbing field, and they’ll be the first to tell you that it’s a rewarding job where they’re treated extremely well by both clients and co-workers.
Women are underrepresented in the field, just as they are in many professions—but in this case, it’s quickly changing. Women are discovering that careers in plumbing are secure and pay very well. They’ve also discovered that plumbing companies, like Cass Plumbing, are actively searching for the best plumbers – not males or females.
The gender pay gap may still be alive and well in other industries, but there’s no room for it in plumbing. Thank those 79 million people who’ll retire by 2030. They’ve already begun to create an extreme shortage of skilled men and women plumbers who would eventually move up into these senior positions.
There’s another advantage for women who are interested in the plumbing field. A growing number of scholarships and financial aid specific to women are being offered by organizations who realize that something must be done to help fill the growing demand for skilled plumbers.
If you are interested in entering a field with unlimited potential, come talk to us at Cass Plumbing. Dave Cass Sr. or Dave Cass Jr. are always eager to help people learn and grow.