Career Opportunities

Career Coach buttonCompetent welders and welding machine operators who understand processes and equipment are in demand due to the economy's constant need for manufacturing as well as the ongoing construction of buildings and other structures.

Types of Employment

The welding industry includes:

  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Architectural and structural metals manufacturing
  • Construction

Places of Employment

Licensed welders find employment as welding technicians for:

  • Manufacturing firms
  • State and county highway departments
  • Subcontractors
  • Private business owners

Projected Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022.”


Updated December 15, 2015


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