“You go to school for welding? Isn’t that a boring career?”
Short answer: NO
There’s a common misconception that welders do the same thing day in and day out. While entry-level jobs can sometimes be repetitive, welders with experience have many exciting career options available to them.
4 Industries That Need Skilled Welders:
1) Art & Design
If you can think it, you can make it. Skilled welders with big imaginations have the ability to create masterpieces out of metal. There will always be a demand for interesting art. And since welding art usually creates a one-of-a-kind product, it sells for a high price.
2) Commercial Diving
Looking for more than the average 9 to 5? How does starting your shift on a dock sound? Being an underwater welder is an exciting and rewarding career for adventure seekers. If exploration is your thing, the commercial diving industry can supply you with all the exciting stories and experiences you can handle.
3) Custom Home/Cottage Building
When custom home builders and their clients need features that have extra flare, they call upon skilled welders. Custom features that require a skilled welder could be balconies, entrance gates, stair railings, structural stair cases, fireplaces, and more. Good planning, precision, and quality craftsmanship will lead to non-stop, lucrative jobs in this industry.
4) Accessibility Equipment
Businesses, apartments, condos, public sector buildings, and more all need accessibility equipment to ensure those with disabilities can properly use the facilities. As building styles and sizes differ from the next, welders are called upon to manufacture custom accessibility equipment to bring buildings up to code. Examples are railings, pool ladders, and assistive bars.
If you would like to learn more about welder training and the wide range of industries our students enter, please give us a call at 705.292.0494 or email us.