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Many of our Welding students take just a course or two to lay the foundation of welding skills for personal or artistic use. Our program also provides the technical skills necessary to use welding in numerous job applications.
Welders work in a variety of jobs in wide-ranging industries that include:
Welding is a principal skill set in many different jobs for which an associate degree is excellent preparation. You may also choose to advance your career with a bachelor’s degree or additional certifications and become a welding supervisor, inspector or welding engineer.
If you enjoy working with people, positions are available as a sales or service representative or welding instructor. Are you creative? Artisanal metal workers create metal furniture and garden art, as well as original metal sculpture.
Career paths in welding include:
Skills that make a good welder include:
The American Welding Society has information on various aspects of the profession, including:
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Welding Positions and Salaries
Welding is a critical skill for many jobs, from to construction and manufacturing to metal art. Salaries will vary by experience level and specialty certifications. America’s Career Infonet estimates median earnings in Texas for: