Career Overview

Welders use specialized equipment to cut or connect metal parts. Use the search box to find videos of Danielle, Michael, Jon, and Nick to learn about a variety of types of welding positions.


Completing a trade school program or a two-year college program in welding technology is likely required to obtain this position. Some larger organizations provide their own training programs to teach welding to new employees.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$30,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr
$78,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Welding
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Work Environment

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area. They may work on a scaffold, high off the ground, and they occasionally must lift heavy objects and work in awkward positions. Although most work full time, overtime is common.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. It is very important to keep up with the latest changes in your industry, so be ready for on-going training once you enter the workforce! There are likely more opportunities for individuals are willing to move.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada