Welder Training Programs
Find local welding certification training classes or advanced welding technology degree programs. To search for Welding and other trade school programs in the application click the “Program” field to expand.
Welder Career Information
School requirements to become a professional welder:
- Graduate high school or obtain your GED.
Find a local welding school.
Job Requirements: may vary by employer and options will include apprenticeship or training program then apprenticeship.
- Employers suggest a trade school diploma in welding.
- Take all the shop classes your high school offers
- Take as many math and science classes as you can
- Finding a job at an auto body shop or similar to gain experience.
Generally trade or vocational schools offer diplomas in welding and community colleges offer associate’s degrees in welding technology.
Classes You Can Expect During Your Program:
- blueprint reading
- mechanical drawing
- and shop math
Types of Welding Specialties:
- TIG Welding
- MIG Welding
- Underwater Welding
- Pipe Welding (6G)
- Welding Inspector
How Much Money do Welders Make?
The average yearly salary for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $41,380 in May 2018. The highest 10 percent earned more than $63,740. – BLS