“Right now we’re a high-demand industry but limited number of plumbers who can work,” he said Levi Torres, co-owner of High 5 Plumbing. “Far too often, working in a trade is associated with a negative stigma that is not true. Working in the trades is fulfilling because you help people every day. You can make a good living without going into debt. There are countless advantages to choosing a life in the trade.”
Compared to the average salary of a fresh graduate from a four-year university, trading jobs pay more. Torres explains that recent trade school graduates can earn well above that $50,000 annually with those wages approaching six figures after earning certifications and additional training.
In addition, high school graduates who attend trade school are less likely to run up large debts. According to Forbes, the average cost of attending a four-year university in 2021-22 was about $10,740. Those who went to trade school paid little $5,000.
Torres said that given the national landscape, taking advantage of lower tuition and higher salaries gives those looking for a career a chance to break into a field starved of technicians.
“Nationwide there is a high demand for skilled workers in the home services industry,” Torres said. “Companies are looking for people who can perform the work at a high level. Given the jobs available, technicians have a wide range of companies to choose from. It’s important to us to spread the word that trading is a viable option for those seeking a career.
“Going to a four-year college isn’t for everyone. There are some who prefer a more hands-on approach right out of high school. For myself I started in the plumbing business at the age of 16 and never looked back. Learning a trade is an excellent way to start a meaningful career while making a good living.”
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About High 5 Plumbing
Founded in 2012, High 5 Plumbing is a local family business serving residents in the greater area Denver metropolitan area. With a professional team that has extensive experience and a commitment to service, High 5 Plumbing offers comprehensive plumbing, sewerage and drainage services. The company was built on the values of solving plumbing problems and serving each customer with professionalism and respect. For more information on High 5 Plumbing, visit https://www.high5plumbing.com/.
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