Why Choose Welding?
- Welding is a challenging and dynamic career that requires highly
skilled craftspeople who take pride in their work
- Welding is a universal skill that is in high
demand and is not limited to one industry or geographical area
- Excellent job prospects - Currently in the U.S. there are approximately
employed in the welding field and that number
is expected to grow over the next ten years.
- Good Wages - The nationwide average pay for welders in 2002
was $14.02/hr with the top pay at $21.79/hr and above.
Some of the career possibilities in the welding field
- Production Welder
- Pipe Welder and Fitter
- Repair and Maintenance Welder
- Welding Supervisor
- Automated Welding Machine Technician/Programmer
- Welding Inspection and Quality Control Technician
- Welding Equipment Sales/Repair
- Business Owner / Entrepreneur