If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in welding, you’re in good company. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 425,000 welders and related workers in the United States. You probably have a general idea of what welders do—use tools to join different materials through welding techniques—but you might not have such a clear-cut idea of what the industry is like. Here, we’ll answer the frequently asked question: “is welding a good career path?”
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. Meet David Turley, a welder and outdoorsman from the great state of Kentucky.
Maybe you’re here because you’re looking for a good job that doesn’t require a degree–one you’ll have to spend four years and lots of money to get. Or, maybe a friend or family member suggested you look into welding and you’re wondering, how much money can I really make as a welder? We’ll break down welding salaries in precise detail, including which jobs pay the most and where to look for jobs to maximize your earning potential.
If you’re looking for the answers to all your pressing questions about welding jobs and how to get them, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down the different types of welding jobs, the education and experience you need to land those jobs, and the benefits of a career in this in-demand profession.
From the modern metropolis of Denver to the far-flung small towns of the Western Slope, colorful Colorado has a little bit of something for everyone. With a highly diversified economy and an equally varied natural landscape, the Centennial State has no shortage of things to do or unique jobs to pique your interest. If you’re looking for a fun place to live with ample job opportunities, consider heading out west to Colorado to advance your welding career.
The Surehand® Spotlight shares just some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. Meet Marybeth Miceli, C.Eng., an NDT industry leader and innovator who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Jobs in the welding field are numerous and diverse. With dedication, commitment and the right preparation, the industry can provide you with a long and rewarding career. One path that’s worthwhile to consider as you map out your welding career path is a job as a QA/QC welding inspector.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, or ASNT, is the largest technical society for nondestructive testing professionals in the world. Founded in 1941, the organization offers informational resources, educational programs and events surrounding nondestructive testing (NDT). It also sets standards for the qualification of NDT personnel.
You know the drill. You’ve spent hours and hours applying to online job postings; responding to emails from headhunters; or shouting into the storm of social media—only to not even get a response, let alone a good job. Surehand is focused on changing the old way of finding new work, using advanced search and matching technology to let industrial employers present you with best-fit employment opportunities. Be sure to follow these best practices to ensure that your profile gets maximum visibility with our employer partners.
Team Surehand is pleased to announce the launch of our Skills Marketplace—a searchable online directory of training providers, trade schools, and academic institutions that offer opportunities for you to expand your skills, increase your earning potential, and advance your career in the skilled industrial trades.