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Plumbers and Pipefitters

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Approximately 442,870 plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are employed in the United States. Most plumbers and pipefitters work for plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contracts in repair, maintenance, new construction, and renovation work. Others worked for industrial, commercial, and government organizations. A small percentage of plumbers and pipefitters are self-employed.

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