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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
  • Boilermaker
  • Iron worker
  • Welding fitter
  • Plumber
  • Pipefitter
  • 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.

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Technical Education Center 
1415 Harbor Way
Juneau, Alaska
Mailstop: TEC1

Sitka Campus Welding Department

Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska

The University of Alaska Southeast Maritime Training Center

  • 228-4564  (KRMCC Fax)
600 Stedman Street
Ketchikan, AK

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