Brazing and Welding Machine Operators
Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Certificate or Higher|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||49,430|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||3.2%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||1,380|
Having a postsecondary vocational award may make it easier to find a job. Employees with a bachelor's degree or higher are 2% of the total. About 25% of brazing and welding machine operators have some college education, but do not have a degree. High school was all the education required by 73% of workers to get a job.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
Government survey data shows that 2% of employees work fewer than 40 hours per week. Some 7% of brazing and welding machine operators work primarily as a consultant.
Area Job Conditions
Cities with few jobs per capita for employees are Washington (District of Columbia), Las Vegas (Nevada), and Austin (Texas). The most jobs are found in Oshkosh (Wisconsin), Monroe (Michigan), and Springfield (Ohio).
Within the US, the highest salaries for brazing and welding machine operators are found in Monroe (Michigan), Albany (New York), and Virginia Beach (Virginia), and the lowest are found in Gadsden (Alabama), Houma (Louisiana), and Johnson City (Tennessee).