Welding Degree - Online and Campus Programs

A weld permanently joins two pieces of metal together, and welding is required in almost every manufacturing field. Welding can be found in industries as diverse as:
  • car racing
  • shipbuilding
  • automobile manufacturing
  • aerospace
  • construction.
As a metal worker, a welder must have stamina, attention to detail and specialized skills. The job outlook for welding makes it a smart choice for anyone considering a metal working career.
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Welding Courses and Your New Career

Like many other manufacturing and construction jobs, in the past, a metal worker would train primarily on the job. However, today's employers prefer job applicants who have formal welding training. Many technical schools offer a welding degree that can be earned in one to two years. In addition, welding courses that last only a few weeks or months may be offered by high schools and colleges. As you train to be a welder, your coursework will likely cover:
  • metallurgy
  • blueprint-reading
  • shop mechanics
  • physical science
  • mechanical drawing
  • computer skills
Most welds are made using arc welding, but you may also learn mig welding, tag welding and other welding metal working techniques.

The Future of Welding

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for welding will remain stable through 2018. The median wages for a welder are $16.13 an hour. However, a metal worker who has completed welding courses for advanced certification may expect to earn more.