• Employment Information

  • Top Reasons for ‘Taking Up the Torch’

    A growing number of men and women are finding financial freedom by taking up a welding torch and beginning a new career.

    • Qualified welders are in demand by many U.S. industries and all over the  world
    • Welders work underwater, on land, in laboratories and even in outer space
    • Welders make a difference in the world; almost everything we see and touch is a result of welding technology
    • Jobs in skilled trades are expected to increase 50% in the next 10 years

    Source: The American Welding Society

    Employment Opportunities

    Students who apply themselves in the program and obtain a satisfactory level of competence in welding can secure employment in many
    areas, including:

    • Ship and barge building and repair
    • Aircraft component assembly and repair
    • Custom car and hot-rod fabrication, repair and retrofit
    •  Construction and maintenance welding
    • Pipeline construction and repair
    • Metal fabrication
    Median Pay for Welding- Related Jobs in U.S.

    Your first welding job may not make you rich, but you will do well over time if you work hard, gain experience and update skills through training.

    Examples of annual median pay include:

    Boilermaker                   $47,000
    Welding inspector         $50,000
    Welding technician        $55,000
    Sheet metal workers      $67,000
    Materials engineer         $84,000

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and WELD-ED