Welding and Brazing Workers
Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Certificate or Higher|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||329,710|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||3.9%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||14,070|
Many employers require a postsecondary vocational award from job applicants. Bachelor's degrees are held by 2% of employees. People with some college experience but no degree make up 25% of welding and brazing workers. The highest level of education for for 73% of workers was a high school diploma.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
A government survey revealed that 2% of employees work only part of the time. Welding and brazing workers who work as their own boss represent 6% of the total.
Area Job Conditions
There are comparatively more jobs of this type in Houma (Louisiana), Odessa (Texas), and Casper (Wyoming), and comparatively fewer in San Francisco (California), Barnstable (Massachusetts), and Springfield (Illinois).
The earning potential for welding and brazing workers appears to be highest in Bay City (Michigan), Kokomo (Indiana), and Bakersfield (California), and lowest (comparatively speaking) in Dalton (Georgia), Brownsville (Texas), and Joplin (Missouri).
Shows an overview of what welders do in their work. Created by the US Dept. of Labor.