The welding industry presents a continuously growing and changing series of opportunities for skilled fabricators and welders. Even with economic fluctuations, the job outlook for skilled craftsmen is positive. Due to a steady growth in the demand for goods fabricated by welding, new welders are needed in every area of welding such as small shops, specialty fabricaton shops, large industries, and construction.
Graduates of the Welding Technology Department can look forward to exceptional career opportunities in Ship Building, Oil Refinement and Processing, Manufacturing, Nuclear and Wind Engery, Aerospace, and Motorsports Industries.
According to the 2012 United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly earnings for welders and cutters were $18.46 with high earnings over $26.99 per hour. Because of the shortage of skilled welders that is reported from industry, excellent job opportunities and earnings exist today for those with the skills to succeed.