Welding is a $100,000 job!?
Here are some fun facts:
Welding does not require a college degree and is one of the few jobs where you can earn a six-figure salary with as little as nine months of training!
Underwater welders often charge over $1,000 a day for their services.
Traveling industrial pipe welders earn anywhere between $50,000.00 and $185,000.00 a year.
Military support welders can start at $160,000.00 to more than $200,000.00 a year in the Middle East.
The recent war has sparked a boom in defense spending and welders are a major part of that workforce.
A career in welding often requires a significant amount of travel—across the country, around the globe, and even to outer space!
Welders who travel for a living are known as “Road Warriors;” these guys are constantly travelling, eating out, and getting paid to see the world!
Welders who work on industrial shut downs typically make six-figure salaries, work six months out of the year, and spend the other six months doing whatever they like—not a bad deal, huh?
NASCAR racing teams require welders as an integral part of their pit crews.
Welders may choose to work on cruise ships. In this niche, your room and board is paid for, you receive chef-prepared meals, and you get to see the world while you work.
Contracting companies have many opportunities to help the United States military. One day you could be working on a pipeline in Guam, the next you might be repairing a tank in Afghanistan.
Since welders are needed in nearly every industry around the globe, they have the flexibility to switch industries without ever changing careers!
Welders are going to be needed no matter what is built as long as it is made of metal; the world’s economies cannot survive without the technology of welding.
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