What Does A Welder Do?

Welders use specialized equipment to cut or connect metal parts.

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How Do I Become A Welder?

Completing a trade school program or a two-year college program in welding technology is likely required to obtain this position. Some larger organizations provide their own training programs to teach welding to new employees.

What is the Average Salary For A Welder?

High – 78,000
Median – 45,000
Low – 30,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Welder?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Welding
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For A Welder?

Welders may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area. They may work on a scaffold, high off the ground, and they occasionally must lift heavy objects and work in awkward positions. Although most work full time, overtime is common.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Welder?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. It is very important to keep up with the latest changes in your industry, so be ready for on-going training once you enter the workforce!


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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