What is Welding?
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Learn more about what welding is and how to become a professional welder with an interesting job that you are excited to go to every day!
Welding History in Brief
First, check out this brief history of welding all the way from the ancient times to today. Over the years, welding has evolved with more and more advanced techniques and processes; however, some of the original techniques (like blacksmithing) are still used today. Learn more about how welding started and the grew into the expansive industry it is today. Read More >
The first step to becoming a welder is identifying the type of welding you are interested in doing. Do you want to make a career out of welding or are you just interested in at-home welding projects? The type of welding you need to learn will depend a lot on what you want to do. Here we explore the four basic and most popular types of welding: MIG Welding, Stick Welding (great for amateur welders doing projects at home), Flux Core Arc Welding and TIG Welding. Read More >
After you choose the type of welding you want to pursue, you need to get trained! Find a great training program takes time and research. There are a number of different ways you can get trained from community college programs to technical schools to on-the-job training programs. Depending on what kind of welding you want to learn and the job you want to have, any of these might be right for you. The most important thing is to make sure the training program you choose is accredited and will offer you job placement help. Read More >
Once you become trained, it’s time to find a job! There are a number of different career options in many different industries for trained welders. You can work in construction, in manufacturing, or in shipyards. We have complied a list of 8 awesome welding careers for you to check out. From more popular jobs like an ironworker to jobs that require more intensive training such as a welding engineer, you are sure to find a welding career that interests you! Read More >
Welding Jobs Outlook
When deciding your career, it is always important to learn more about the job opportunities and outlook in that industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projected increase in welding jobs over the next several years varies depending on the different jobs such as pipefitting or ironworking. The good news is that welding is used in almost every major industry in some capacity from cell phones to automobiles and more. The need for skilled welders is always high across the country. Read More >