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Career Opportunities

Career Coach buttonCompetent welders and welding machine operators who understand these 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


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders held about 429,000 jobs in 2004. Of these jobs, more than six of every 10 were found in manufacturing. Employment is expected to increase up to 8 percent through 2014.


Updated August 22, 2013


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