Welding & Joining
Welding and Joining is the backbone of manufacturing and leads the way in times of economic recovery. Occupations as cutters, solderers, brazers, and welders – to include mig, tig, stick, pipe, vertical, horizontal, and gas metal arc – are plentiful. Welders and joiners are also skilled in using hand-held equipment to fill holes, indentions or seams in any metal or aluminum product.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, welding and joining careers will grow steadily during the next decade by 15% or more across the manufacturing industry. Welders will need to maintain versatility across the various processes. The Department of Labor indicates an average salary of more than $35K annually, not including shift differential or overtime pay. Top performing welders can earn as much as $54K per year.