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Welding is an area of employment that deals with the merging of metal through the use of heat as generated by various machines. Individuals in this field must maintain safety standards, and understand the properties of the metal they are use, as well as be proficient in the use of various welding tools in order to complete projects.

Welding is a critical trade that directly and indirectly impacts virtually everyone and every entity from all corners of the globe.  From commercial buildings to car manufacturing and bridges to art, welding is an integral function of our modern-day society.  Data collected from the American Welding Society affirm this fact as nearly 50% of our total GNP consists of welded products, welding work, and related welding services.

Career Summary

MEDIAN SALARY

$42,450

PERCENT ABOVE NATIONAL
INCOME AVERAGE

12.69%

TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

382,730

Degree Median Salary vs Adjacent Degree Types

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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