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Welding Training Programs

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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:

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • blueprint reading
  • metallurgy
  • 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 pay for welders was over $45,000 in 2019. The top 10% of welders earned over $64,000 or more – BLS.gov