YOUR CAREER AS A WELDER, CUTTER, SOLDERER AND BRAZER

Welding is more than a craft. It’s an art that’s in high demand. And will set you up for a bright career. And a bright future.

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A Day in the Life of a Welder

Welding is more than a craft. It’s an art that’s in high demand. And will set you up for a bright career. And a bright future.


MEDIAN INCOME

$37K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

1520


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

4%


WHAT IS WELDING, CUTTING, SOLDERING AND BRAZING?

Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

WELDERS, CUTTERS, SOLDERERS AND BRAZERS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • CONTROLLED MOVEMENT
  • DEPENDABILITY
  • STEADY-HANDEDNESS

WHAT DO WELDERS, CUTTERS, SOLDERERS AND BRAZERS DO?

Male solderer studies blueprint sketches.

Study blueprints, sketches or specifications

Welder measures the dimensions of a metal rod to be welded.

Calculate the dimensions of parts to be welded

Male welder inspects metal cone to be welded.

Inspect structures or materials to be welded

Welder uses an ignited welding torch.

Ignite torches or start power supplies

Welders monitor a welding process to avoid overheating.

Monitor the welding process to avoid overheating

Welder examines welding equipment to maintain machinery.

Maintain equipment and machinery


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a career in welding, cutting, soldering and brazing.

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Moderate-term on-the-job training


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