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Careers in Welding

Get Fired Up About a Welding Career

  1. Welding skills are in demand all over the world.
  2. Welding is an excellent job prospect.
  3. Welders have more career choices.
  4. Qualified welders are in demand by many U.S. industries.
  5. Welders are like athletes: great hand-eye coordination, physical stamina, and they perform well under pressure.
  6. Welders work under water, on land, in laboratories, or even in space.
  7. Almost everything we see and touch is a result of welding.
  8. Welders can make more money than doctors.
  9. Jobs in skilled trades are expected to increase 50% in the next ten years.
  10. You or someone you know might be a welder.


Hill College provides excellent workforce training for those interested in a career in the field of welding. The latest training equipment and methods are employed to insure success.

Employment Opportunities

  • Self Employment
  • Production Work
  • Rig Welder
  • Pipe Welder
  • Combination Welder
  • Maintenance
  • Artist
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Personal Enjoyment

U.S. Department of Labor

According to the U. S. Department of Labor, job prospects should be excellent. Employment of welding, soldering, and brazing workers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations over the 2002-12 period. In addition, many openings will arise as workers retire or leave the occupation for other reasons. The major factor affecting employment of welders is the health of the industries in which they work. Because almost every manufacturing industry uses welding at some stage of manufacturing or in the repair and maintenance of equipment, a strong economy will keep demand for welders high. Median hourly earnings of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers were $14.02 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.41 and $17.34. The lowest 10 percent had earnings of less than $9.41, while the top 10 percent earned over $21.79. The range of earnings of welders reflects the wide range of skill levels. Click here to visit the U.S. Department of Labor page.

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