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1 Associates's Degrees Annually
#240 in Popularity (Associate's)
$58,150 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Plumbing & Water Supply Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other plumbing and related water supply services graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 191
Undergraduate Certificate 12
Associate’s Degree 1

What Other Plumbing & Water Supply Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to other plumbing and related water supply services and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in other plumbing and related water supply services should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

When studying other plumbing and related water supply services, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a other plumbing and related water supply services student include the following:

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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

What Can You Do With a Other Plumbing & Water Supply Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other plumbing and related water supply services:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters 15.6% $53,910
Plumbers 15.6% $53,910

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Other Plumbing & Water Supply?

1 Associate's Degrees Annually
0% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other plumbing and related water supply services majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Plumbing & Related Water Supply Services Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

How Much Do Other Plumbing & Water Supply Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Other Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services majors often go into careers with median salaries of $58,150. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with other plumbing and related water supply services require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for other plumbing and related water supply services careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 11.6%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 35.2%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 50.0%
Some College Courses 2.5%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 1.6%

Online Other Plumbing & Water Supply Programs

In 2018-2019, 8 schools offered a other plumbing and related water supply services program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 5 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 2 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 2 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 5 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Plumbing & Water Supply Worth It?

The median salary for a other plumbing and related water supply services grad is $58,150 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 46% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $365,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other plumbing and related water supply services.

Major Number of Grads
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 1,617
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 774
Well Drilling/Driller 11
Blasting/Blaster 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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