What Does A Welder/Pipe Fitter Do?
A pipe fitter prepares pipes to be welded together using a variety of methods and couplings. Welders permanently connect the pipes. The welder/pipe fitter in the featured video engages in both of these activities.
How Do I Become A Welder/Pipe Fitter?
Completing a trade school program or an apprenticeship directly through a company is required to work in this position.
What is the Average Salary For A Welder/Pipe Fitter?
High – 90,000
Median – 50,000
Low – 30,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Welder/Pipe Fitter?
- Trade-related courses
What Is The Work Environment For A Welder/Pipe Fitter?
A welder/pipe fitter will likely work in a very hot, sometimes uncomfortable environment. Being in good physical condition is definitely a plus…so don’t cancel that gym membership! Heavy lifting is required!
What Is The Future Outlook For A Welder/Pipe Fitter?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada