Career Opportunities and Employment

Welding PhotoThis program prepares students for entry-level employment as welders or welder assistants in a variety of industries including construction, shipbuilding, aerospace and manufacturing. Employment is expected to grow 15 percent over the next decade. Welders with up-to-date training have the best job prospects. The U.S. median annual salary is $35,450 ($17.04/hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational Titles:

  • Welders and Fitters
  • Welding Supervisors
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Technician
  • Welding Equipment Sales
  • Certified Welding Educator
  • Certified Welding Inspector

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