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Careers in Welding Technology

Welding is a process of joining two pieces of metal together using heat and pressure. Welders use a variety of tools and techniques to create strong, durable joints between metals.

Attention to detail and manual dexterity are important skills for welders, as is an understanding of metallurgy and the properties of different metals.

Many welders hold an associate's degree in welding technology or a related field. Some welders learn their trade through on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs.

With experience, welders can advance to supervisory or management positions, or become certified welding inspectors.

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Welding Technology Career Profiles

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Last Updated: 12/14/23