Can you be a electrician or plumber with just a high school diploma or do you need a associate degree or something?

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  • 7 months ago

    if your papa owns a plumbing company and u will work for him then yes. in other cases no

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  • 7 months ago

    You need to be licensed. That isn't going to happen without going to a trade school, passing the electrician or plumbing course, and then you have to apprentice under someone for some time. No, high school does not prepare anyone for such jobs, or for any jobs. High school is just the basics.

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  • 7 months ago

    You need proper training acceptable to your state, and you're going to have to get certifications or licensing according to your state's requirements. See if your community college offers training for construction trades, or call the local union for their recommendations of trade schools in your area which meet all requirements.

    Your state's occupational licensing authority should have a website, or part of the state govt's official website, detailing requirements for occupational licensing, contractors licenses, etc.

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  • D J
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    You need to be trained as a tradesman, you can go to school to learn these trades, check with a local trade school or union.

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  • Damien
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    7 months ago

    u need a license which you usually get by becoming an apprentice for a few yrs by applying to a trade school which usually involves taking some college courses,you get a certificate, then write the exam and then get ur license if u pass.

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  • 7 months ago

    Well, you also need at least you certificate in the trade, but other than that, yes.

    You don't need any sort of degree for either.

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