Skilled, certified welders can find work on construction sites, in petroleum-related industries and in many jobs where heavy equipment is being used. Their services are needed for shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, bridges, pipelines, power plants and refineries.
Potential positions for welding technicians include:
- Welder and solderer
- Iron worker
- Welding fitter
- Sheet metal worker
Annual salaries range from $40,570 to $62,330, with substantial increases available, dependent on location and level of skill or experience.