Why consider welding as a new career choice? Since most baby boomers are retiring the shortage of welders is becoming larger and larger. Now day’s younger generations are opting away from learning skilled labor trades as a career path, especially welding when you consider the overall shortage and high demand in today’s industry. If you have thought about considering welding as a career path take the next little bit of information into consideration before deciding to give the welding idea up.
Most industry experts are projecting there will be a shortage of 300,000 welders by the year 20/20 and that’s expected to rise to as much as 400,000 by 2024. As we all know when there is a shortage of something needed then it comes at a higher premium. Basically this means that welding will remain a stable job market with rising wages because of future demand; there couldn’t be a better time to jump into a welding career. The average yearly earnings for welders in 2015 were between $30,000 and $65,000 dollars for most common welding positions. These earnings can double or even triple when entering certain specialized welding fields like under water welding or choosing to travel on the job and getting perks like travel pay and per diem.
If it all sounds good and you are wondering where to get started. Here are the basics. Most welders attend vocational schools out of high school or even enrolling in post high school vocational welding classes. There are a multitude of schools and or academies that you can choose from around the country. Most of these academies range from 6 to 12 months to get common certifications needed to find a solid welding position. Tuition is usually as cheap as $10,000 but can vary depending on the details. So with solid job stability, increasing future wages and ability to earn more based on learning specialty welding skills then welding just might be the right career choice for you. The industry can definitely use you. Click the links below to learn more.
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