Student Resources

Educational Opportunities

Welding is a skill used by many trades:

  • sheet metal workers
  • ironworkers
  • diesel mechanics
  • boilermakers
  • carpenters
  • marine construction
  • steam fitters
  • glaziers
  • repair and maintenance personnel in applications ranging from the sculpture home hobbyist to heavy fabrication of bridges, ships and many other projects

A variety of welding processes are used to join units of metal. As a welder, you may work for shipyards, manufacturers, contractors, federal, state, county, and city governments, firms requiring maintenance mechanics, and repair shops.

Work Opportunities

Graduates use welding skills in many occupations, including boilermaker, maintenance technician, carpentry, construction, iron fabrication, manufacturing, sheet metal fabrication, mechanic, millwright, diesel mechanic, equipment repair, sign hanger, steam fitter, pipe fitter, product sales, welding inspector, pile buck, marine construction, electrician, and sculpture.

The Manufacturing Institute Skills Gap Report

STEM Education 2019 Special Report