Careers in plumbing and heating put you in high demand
(NC)—Are you looking for a career in a billion-dollar industry? Do you want a job that's at the forefront of technological innovation, from green and sustainable building skills to advanced supply chain management? Or, are you a parent who wants your child to have an engaging, in-demand career promising long-term employment prospects?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you or your child may want to consider a professional career in Canada's plumbing and hydronic (modern hot water) heating industry.
When it comes to plumbing and heating, most people are familiar with the front-line technician: the hands-on individual who drops by your home, tools in hand, to install your new bathroom or fix a leaking radiator. However, jobs for installers represent only a small fraction of the career opportunities in plumbing and hydronic heating. Those employed in this industry are not just concerned with fittings and fixtures. There is also a high industry demand in fields such as accounting, engineering, sales, marketing and supply chain management.
Professionals who choose a career in plumbing and heating become part of a thriving, $5 billion industry that already employs over 20,000 Canadians, say observers in this field. In addition, steady construction and an aging workforce indicate an on-going high demand for skilled and motivated personnel during at least the next half-decade, according to the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), a not-for-profit trade association representing manufacturers and wholesaler distributors. CIPH member- companies big and small, regularly have job openings in locations all across the country.
It's also predicted that salaries for new hires will keep increasing due to the demand created by green initiatives, such as the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada's '2030 Challenge', plus government building incentives. If you are interested in green technologies, you will find plenty of opportunities in the foreseeable future.
As an example, did you know that all new buildings contain cutting-edge, energy-saving plumbing and heating systems – and that more than five million Canadian buildings will be energy-audited and retrofitted with new, 'greentech' in the next 15 years?
Choosing a career in plumbing and hydronic heating is certainly about much more than wrangling a wrench. It's a constantly growing industry that offers jobs on the forefront of technology, green building, sustainable development, logistics and computer-aided project management.
More information on careers in this industry is available in online at www.ciph.com.
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