A bright future that continues to grow year after year.
Many welding processes have been developed and refined to fuse newer and stronger metal combinations. New processes are still needed for metal, ceramic and plastic parts. Skilled welders will continue to be in demand in the future. A career in welding can be learned in a variety of educational settings, such as in high school, at a trade school, in a college or university, in the military, or in an apprenticeship program.
- Arc Welder
- Assembler Welder
- Combination Welder
- Ornamental Iron-filter
- Pipe Fitter
- Repair Welder
- Specialty Welder
- Tack Welder
- Iron Worker
Welder may seek employment in industries such as commercial construction, milling, marine, and manufacturing.
Employment in the welding industry is projected to grow 4% from 2014 to 2024. Good job opportunities are expected for skilled welders because some employers are reporting difficulty finding qualified workers. The rapid growth in technology, population and the demand for new products keep the welding industry on the move.
The average wage for this career is $17.99 hourly, or $37,410 annually.
Location and Hours:
- Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1050 Hours)
- W.H Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center (Certificate – 1050 Hours)