A pipe fitter prepares pipes to be welded together using a variety of methods and couplings.
Completing a trade school program or an apprenticeship directly through a company is required to work in this position. Peter, featured in the video, completed an apprenticeship program through his company.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
Jobs: Check Available Jobs!
A pipe fitter will likely work in a very hot, sometimes uncomfortable environment. The pipe fitter in this video works in a shipyard, but others may work in construction or manufacturing companies. Being in good physical condition is definitely a plus...so don't cancel that gym membership! Heavy lifting is required!
A pipe welder is responsible for everything involved with welding pipes together (includin...
Carpenters build and repair buildings and anything related to those structures (cabinets,...
Welders use specialized equipment to cut or connect metal parts. Use the search box to fi...
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada