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Jobs That Require Welding

Jobs that require welding

A job market for welders is positive. According to statistics between the years 2012 to 2022, there is expected to be 20 % increase in number of welding job openings.  Work opportunities that are available for welders includes a welding Engineer, a welding inspector, a welding supervisors, welding fabricator, welding educator, foreman or a welding sales representative. The diversity of work and challenges which welding poses , it make welding a perfect career for those who are looking to push themselves both mentally and physically.

Welders work in a variety of jobs in wide ranging industries all over the world like aerospace, agriculture, automotive manufacture and repairs, construction, , manufacturing, oil and gas extraction, plumbing and pipe welding, underwater welding. Whether experienced or fresher huge number of jobs are available all over the world.

Education Qualifications:

To work as a welder. You will typically need to undergo specialized training at high school, vocational school or community college. You might also be able to enroll in an apprenticeship or internship program. Generally it does not demand a college degree but a certification only. In a certified programs  students learn the art of  heating and shaping metals, advanced mathematics, metallurgy, blueprint reading, welding symbols, pipe layouts, arc welding soldering, brazing, casting and bronzing, hands on training  of oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielding metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding

 Skills requirement:

Many skills are required by the welder-

  • Excellent hand –eye coordination
  • an open minded approach to gain new skills and techniques
  • the ability to think out of box in solving problems
  • Good manual dexterity
  • In welding jobs you will need to understand technical plans and have good maths skills for working out measurements
  • Good communication skills


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