A pipe fitter prepares pipes to be welded together using a variety of methods and couplings.
Completing a trade school program or an apprenticeship directly through a company is required to work in this position. Peter, featured in the video, completed an apprenticeship program through his company.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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A pipe fitter will likely work in a very hot, sometimes uncomfortable environment. The pipe fitter in this video works in a shipyard, but others may work in construction or manufacturing companies. Being in good physical condition is definitely a plus...so don't cancel that gym membership! Heavy lifting is required!
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada