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What Do Welders Do?

Welders 1 work with metal and are highly skilled a variety of methods to join metal together using intense heat. They work in a wide range of industries from aerospace to oil drilling.

What Do Welders Do at Work?

Welders work in wide variety of locations and industries. Their daily activities depend on where they are and the materials they are welding. 2 They are often required to follow blueprints or technical drawings and cut and join metal to produce the desired product. They may work with structural repairs or in construction of new buildings. Some serve in the military. Others work in advanced scientific fields, like aerospace.

What Do Welders Do on Oil Rigs?

Welders 3 can work on oil rigs offshore. In this setting, welders work on pipelines, rapidly so there is always work to do and every day is different.

Is a Welding Salary Worth the Hard Work?

Welding is indeed, hard work, but skilled workers in this trade are in high demand and can make a lucrative salary without a college education. 4 Another perk is that there are many opportunities to travel for those who enjoy it, most notably (or notoriously) the "Road Warriors" who work of oil rigs.

Where Can I Find Welding Jobs?

You can find jobs as a Welder in any state by searching online. ZipRecruiter currently lists over 31,000 Welder positions. Searches can be done by location or keyword to find your next Welding job.

What Is an Average Salary for a Welder?

The average annual salary for a Welder is between $37,365-$50,347 per year, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors, such as years of experience, location, and type of business.

Top 10 Skills Needed for Welders

Do your skills line up with what hiring managers are looking for when they are reviewing resumes for a Welder position? ZipRecruiter scanned over 9,000,000 job postings and created a list of the most commonly required abilities for Welders below.

Based on our assessment, mastering the skills below and listing them on your resume is critical in getting your Welder job application to the top of the stack.

  1. 1. Blueprint Reading
  2. 2. MIG Welding
  3. 3. Fabricating
  4. 4. Steel Manufacturing
  5. 5. Grinding
  6. 6. Tig Welding
  7. 7. Instructing
  8. 8. Torching
  9. 9. Attention to Detail
  10. 10. Arc Welding

Top 8 Jobs Similar to Welder

ZipRecruiter technology has scanned millions of jobs posted by employers to identify jobs similar to Welders based on required skills.

Below are alternative career paths for Welder jobs with percentages representing overlap in skills for Welder jobs. If you’ve already mastered the skills required to be a Welder, then one of the jobs below could be the next career move for you!

  1. 1https://www.yourfreecareertest.com/welder/
  2. 2https://www.advanced.edu/what-does-a-welder-do/
  3. 3http://www.oiljobfinder.com/members/entry-level-jobs/welding/responsibilities/
  4. 4http://www.gowelding.org/articles/facts-about-career-welding/