The most common form of welding is the process of applying heat to join metal parts to form a permanent bond. Welding is used to build and repair cars, to build bridges and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants and refineries. Automated welding is used in an increasing number of production processes. A machine or robot performs the welding tasks while being monitored by a welding machine operator. Persons with bachelor’s degrees can become welding engineers.
Openings in manufacturing is strong. Welders can advance to more skilled welding jobs with the right training and experience
What/Where the jobs are
Two out of every three welding jobs are in manufacturing industries. The demand for welders is increasing in the construction, manufacturing and utilities industries. Click here for a Career Pathway map.
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