I like to know if anyone has known who was the oldest apprentice a plumbing company hired? I am new here and yes, im not old or young, but have some grey hair. I have been thinking long and hard about my current career. I wanted to reconsider a career that is not constrained to a large city like Seattle. I install networks and this work is often conducted in the down town core. So I thought "what trade would suffer the least during a recession and can be done in any city" Electrician? perhaps not. Electrical work does not rot. So perhaps I shuld be a plumber? This would be my fourth and final career jump. My first career was helicopter mechanic in the military. Residential plumbers have more earning power then electricians? I have done some electrical sensor upgrades for the quiet side tank less hot water heaters. A company put the work orders up for bid to upgrade them and me and perhaps other techs, who never worked on a tank less hot water heater, did the electrical sensor upgrades. I really liked the units! very complex and reminds me so much of how the APU and Heater on our helicopters worked. So perhaps plumbing is in my future? I think getting my gas fitter license is a good start to get into the trade do you all agree? Also, do yacht companies hire plumbers?