Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and growing quickly, expanding in population by close to 11% between 2010 and 2019. With prestigious higher education institutions, beloved sports teams and easy access to travel by air, land and sea, it’s easy to see why Houston is an attractive option for Texans and out-of-staters alike. We’ll break down the average Houston welding salaries and take an industry-specific look at the most promising welding jobs to pursue in the biggest city in the Lone Star State.
Without a doubt, the pandemic has been hard for jobseekers. Just a quick look at the news is enough to see how dire the situation is. Millions are out of jobs. There’s uncertainty about how well the economy will pick up in the foreseeable future. But this reporting mostly shows you what’s happening at the national level. Jobs are scarce at the moment, yes, but is that the case across all industries? Our team at Surehand got down to answering this question, focusing specifically on job opportunities for welders.
Apprenticeships are an excellent way for inexperienced workers to get their feet wet in a skilled trade, gaining invaluable hands-on training and tutelage from an expert in the field. But they’re also beneficial to companies, which enjoy the advantage of being able to recruit, train and retain in-demand talent in an increasingly competitive global market. Learn about the benefits of industrial apprenticeships, the industries where they’re most common and how to land one if you’re looking to start your career in the skilled trades.
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. This month, we shine the spotlight on Kiera Jones, a Level II NDT Inspector from Louisiana. We recently spoke with Kiera about getting into NDT, what it takes to be a good inspector, and bridging the gap between the younger and older generations in the industry.
If you’re looking for a job in the welding industry, you’ve no doubt seen listings for TIG welding positions. Widely used across a variety of industrial sectors to produce clean, precise welds, TIG welding is one of the most common welding techniques.
Thinking of applying for a TIG welding job? We’ll break down what the position requires, how much you can expect to make and some of the best places to apply for TIG welding gigs.
Did you grow up tinkering with building blocks or taking things apart to see how they worked? Do you enjoy working with your hands, fixing things yourself and constantly learning? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ you might be a good candidate for a career in welding.
When you’re choosing a career path, it’s natural to want to find a job that you’re not only good at, but that you enjoy. Being engaged with your work is linked with higher job satisfaction, greater longevity, higher productivity and even a lower risk of getting injured in the workplace. All of that sounds nice, but there’s another factor that no doubt plays a major role when you’re deciding what to do for a living: how much you’ll make.
As the field of nondestructive testing (NDT) becomes increasingly sophisticated and utilized in a wide variety of industries, the need for NDT professionals is steadily rising. Highly skilled technicians are in demand, and the potential for growth within the field is greatest for individuals with specialized training in specific NDT methods. Phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) is a particularly lucrative specialization, due to the technique’s ability to examine virtually any material and deliver accurate results.