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Welding is a $100,000 job!?

Cole Fisher

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.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.gowelding.org/7_Incredible_Facts_About_a_Career_in_Welding.html

  • Richard E Blake

    Mike, you are right on with what you’re saying. When Obama said there were shovel ready jobs to get the country going, I thought it was true but who was qualified to do the jobs. I was a fabricator/welder but I had learned the craft on the job. A lot of what I needed just came naturally to me and the rest I got at tech school and in the field running a large diameter water well pull down machine. I’m retired or I would have been ready to go, but what does the person do who isn’t ready. What does the company do that just signed the contract.Now we have all these jobs to fill. The weather is making even more jobs and our infrastructure is getting worse by the day as the roads get potholes you can park your car in and the bridges have beams with holes big enough to crawl through. Apprentice programs, tech schools and company run programs will help but we’ve got to get going now, not wait until we do a million studies. Let’s use the people we have now and train as many as we can as fast as we can

    • Richard E Blake

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    • Richard E Blake

      I wrote the comments posted as Richard E Blake but I don’t know what to do with it. I can fabricate and weld but I’m all trial and error on a computer. How do I get into the discussion?

  • Richard E Blake

    Mike, you are right on with what you’re saying. When Obama said there were shovel ready jobs to get the country going I thought it was true but who was qualified to do the jobs. I was a fabricator/welder but I had learned the craft on the job. A. Lot of what I needed just came naturally to me and the rest I got at tech school and in the field running a large diameter waterwell pull down machine. I’m retired or I would have been ready to go, but what does the person do who isn’t ready. What does the company do that just signed a contract. Now we have all these jobs to fill. The weather is making more jobs and the infrastructure is getting worse by the day. Our roads have potholes you can park a car in and some bridges have rust holes a person can crawl through. Apprentice programs, tech schools and company run programs will all help but we’ve got to get going now, not wait until we’ve done a million studies. Let’s use the people we have now and train as many as we can as fast as we can. We need everybody to do whatever they are qualified to do and each person has to realize that we need everybody to get all the jobs done.

  • Jacob McGlothlin

    Well you don’t really have a discussion, per se, just add comments and you “may” end up in a discussion…..

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