A: Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.
Welders can advance to jobs like welding technician, supervisor, inspector, or instructor. Some experienced welders open their own shops. Train in all phases of welding and study properties of metals and principles of fusion. Learn techniques for gas and arc welding, pipe welding and cutting, blueprint reading, and plasma arc cutting.
- Manipulate molten metal and electricity to design and construct the products people use every day
- Use a wide range of welding techniques to join, cut, and bend metal for industrial applications
- Build, assemble, and repair metal projects operating advanced welding and fabrication equipment used by professionals