Indiana plumbing will see a rise in jobs by 2020 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In a time when so many jobs are paying and hiring less, the plumbing industry is going the opposite direction.

Plumbing can be a great profession for the right fit

In a time when so many jobs are paying and hiring less, the plumbing industry is going the opposite direction. Amy Lynch, an Indy Star correspondent, wrote that plumbing came in at No. 7 on Hot 5 Jobs list compiled by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

According to this Indiana list, the plumbing industry will grow from 11,215 positions in 2010 to 14,167 in 2020, giving those aspiring plumbers tons of opportunity to grow in their line of work.

Lynch spoke with Carl Cooper, a plumber who started in the early 1990s, who said steady employment and job security are two huge advantages of working as a plumber.

“The most important view to note is that your trade can’t be outsourced overseas,” Cooper pointed out. “I think the future looks good, but we’re going to have to diversify a little more.”

Read more about Cooper and plumbing in Indiana over on the Indy Star’s website.

We’d love to hear how the plumbing industry is doing in your local state; let us know in the comments!

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