“Why would you be a plumber? Pipes and drains all day long. The only hero to look up to: Mario. Or Luigi. Forget that garbage about Einstein wanting to be a plumber or that Ozzy Osbourne was an apprentice for a week. You don’t do it for the fame and glory. It’s physical work and you can get dirty.
So, why do it? Well, for starters, plumbers can make a lot of money. And the work is actually satisfying. There’s nothing like feeling you have spent the day doing something useful. Something that has a direct positive effect on people’s day to day lives.
You go to someone’s place, get to know them a bit and fix up their hot water so they can finally have a hot shower. You get well paid for a job that’s interesting and challenging and get sent on your way by a happy customer thrilled they’ve got hot water back and grateful for what you’ve done!
No one’s born a plumber, though. You have to learn how to do it hands-on as an apprentice. You have to develop good trade skills like how to weld and learn a lot of technical stuff. But that’s not all of it. Plenty of plumbers like to be self-employed and run their own business. If you choose that route, you have to have a grasp of basic accounting and how to promote yourself."