Agricultural Careers Welder. By: Dr. Frank Flanders and Ms. Anna Burgess Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Georgia Department of Education June 2005. Job Duties & Responsibilities.
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By: Dr. Frank Flanders and Ms. Anna Burgess
Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office
Georgia Department of Education
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Qualities and Skills
A welder should have a high aptitude for industrial arts skills and have good mechanical abilities.
One should be able to work alone with limited or no supervision.
One must be a logical thinker who can plan and complete tasks in an orderly manner.
A welder needs a vast knowledge of different welding techniques and should be able to apply them expertly.
One must be able to accept criticism and be willing to redo his work as many times as are needed.
A welder must also practice good safety habits.
The average salary for a welder between is $24,500 and $31,000 annually.
Training welders just starting out can earn as much as $31,000 per year, but experienced welders may earn $46,000 or more annually.
Becoming a Welder
There are minimal education requirements in the career field of welding. However, the more training and education you obtain the better your services will be. Technical colleges as well as two year community colleges offer welding as a degree.
The advancement opportunities for someone in the field of welding are very minimal. Most welders own and operate their own business or work for a larger business. If you work for a larger business it is possible to advance to a manager position or co-owner/operator.
American Welding Society
550 N.W. LeJeunne Road
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
One SME Drive
P.O. Box 930
Dearborn, Michigan 48121