Pipe fitters can find work opportunities in businesses, homes, factories and other places that use pipes and septic tanks. As of 2012, employment opportunities for pipe fitters are projected to grow by 21 percent, which is faster than average, explains the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
People interested in becoming pipe fitters must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Most people start as apprentice workers, and the median pay is about $23.62 per hour. Attending technical schools for training helps acquire skills that many employers want. The work of pipe fitters is to install and repair pipes that carry gases and liquids in homes, businesses and factories.