A bright future that continues to grow year after year


Many Welding processes have been developed and refined to fuse newer and stronger metal combinations. New processes are still need for metal, ceramic and plastic parts. Skilled welders will continue to be requires in the future.

A career in welding can be learned in a variety of educational settings, such as in high school, at a trade school, in a college or university, in the military, or in an apprenticeship program.


Welders may seek employment in industries such as commercial construction, milling, marine, and manufacturing.


  • Arc Welder
  • Assembler Welder
  • Brazier
  • Combination Welder
  • Iron Worker
  • Ornamental Iron-filter Welder
  • Pipefitter
  • Repair Welder
  • Specialty Welder
  • Tack Welder


Employment in the welding industry is projected to grow 7% through 2022. Good job opportunities are expected for skilled welders because some employers are reporting difficulty finding qualified workers. The rapid growth in technology, population and the demand for new products keep the welding industry on the move.


Median wage for this career is $17.99 hourly, $37,410 annually.