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How To Become A Welder
If you’re on the creative side and like to welding and working with metal, then a job as a welder may be a career option for you.
As a welder, you may be working in the shop and at times you may have to work outside the shop, for example, if a steel building is under construction you may need to work on-site job for a few weeks welding beams.
Welding requires physical labor including a lot of bending and lifting as well as skilled labor. It also requires a lot of detailed work and set up before you start welding. Your welds must be seamless, strong, and accurate. There are many times you may be welding different types of metal and thickness of material that require many different types of welding material and techniques.
Depending on your location there are different types of certification. A lot of times you start off as an apprentice. Naturally becoming a certified welder opens more opportunities in the field.
With a lot of mass-produced factory jobs, welding is automated performed by robots. As mentioned in the example above with new steel construction it doesn’t make sense to set up robots, therefore, parts that don’t come in already welded are welded on site.
Some of the duties may include:
- Reading blueprints and executing projects according to those plans.
- Using many different types of welding techniques including brazing, MIG and TIG welding.
- Identifying the best type of weld for the job at hand.
- Prepare surfaces for welding.
- Setting up the job so that welding is strong and accurate.
- Removing previous welds and rewelding.
- Fabricate and assemble metal structures .
- Using a variety of different welders.
- Use cutters, shapers, and various measuring tools.
- Effectively communicate with project managers.
Some of the Industries you may work in can include:
- Industrial Machinery
- Equipment Repair
- Structural Metals Manufacturing
You want to make sure you are interested in welding. You don’t want to get into a field that you’re not interested in just because there is a demand for work or you’re just looking at the money. You want to get into a field that you enjoy because when you’re interested in the work you do, you have a better chance of succeeding and excelling in that field.
Before going to school and investing time and money to get certified as a welder, I would suggest shadowing a welder in order to get hands-on experience and know what you’re getting into before investing in this career. Even if you spent a couple of weeks volunteering, you’re getting an idea of what’s involved in this type of work and can decide if you want to pursue becoming a welder or not.
This post contains an abundance of resources for someone interested in becoming a welder. Take some time to go through the resources in order to gain an idea of what you’re in for.
Sections In This Post Include:
- How To Become A Welder
- Trends, Statistics and Job Overview For A Welder
- What To Know Before Becoming a Welder
- A Day In The Life of A Welder
- Traits of A Good Welder
- Salary For A Welder
- Getting The Job
- Resume Tips For A Welder
- Job Interview Questions For A Welder
- The Job Interview
- Tools For A Welder
- Glossary and Terms Related To Welder
- Welder Quotes
- Industry Related Trade Publications
- Welding Blogs
- Welders To Follow Online
- Famous Welders
- TV Shows and Movies Related To Welders
- Welding Job Opportunities
- Self Employment Ideas Related To Welder
- Books Related to Welding Careers
- The Latest About Welding Careers
- Latest News Related To Welding Careers
- Tweets Related To Welding Careers
- Videos Related To Welding Careers
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How To Become A Welder
In this section, you’ll find a collection of resources for an overview of what it takes to become a Welder including answers to questions like; what type of degree do I need, educational institutions, how many years it will take, and where to start.
Trends, Statistics and Job Overview For A Welder
This section offers an overview of what you can expect from this career. Spend some time on the resources to get an overview of what to anticipate from this career. Included in these resources you may find trends, statistics, forecast, and historical information.
If you’re going to spend time and money to get into this career, you want to make sure that you’re getting into something that will be around in a few years.
For example, you don’t want to get into a dying career. Why would you invest time and money to get into something that might not be around in a few years? For more on dying careers see “Dying Professions You Should Avoid”
Below are the resources for this section:
What To Know Before Becoming a Welder
This section offers tips and insights for issues you should know about before investing time and money to get into this career. A lot of the tips come from people who have experience and reveal the issues they have experienced. Look at the resources I found interesting for this section.
A Day In The Life of A Welder
In this section, people share their work experiences. You can get an overview of what your life could be like if you decide to pursue this career.
Keep in mind that everyone’s experience differs. But it’s always good to get different points of view that may reveal issues you haven’t considered.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that offer an overview of what your day may be like if you choose this career.
Traits of A Good Welder
This section offers the traits associated with someone who is a professional and successful in this career.
Salary For A Welder
In this section, you can get an idea of the pay you can expect if you decide to choose this career.
Keep in mind different areas of the country offer different salaries and pay is related to the cost of living in the area. Another key issue is the demand for and competition for this type of work.
Check the “Job Opportunities” near the end of this page and you may be able to find the demand and pay for this job in your area.
How much can you make as a Welder
Getting The Job
This section includes going through the hiring process and how to prepare for your job interview that will increase your chances of landing the job.
Resume Tips For A Welder
In the section, you’ll find tips and resources related to creating a resume for this career.
Submitting your resume is the first part of the job application process.
It’s also one of the most important steps of the process because it’s the first thing that a hiring manager sees. If your resume is weak or has red flags, you will have no chance to get an interview.
Have a look at the samples provided that will help you create a resume to grab the attention of the hiring manager.
Job Interview Questions For A Welder
If you knew the questions that were going to be asked during a job interview, you would have more time to think about the answers and prepare for those questions.
This section offers some of the common questions that are asked during an interview for this type of career.
Take some time to go over them so that you’ll have time before your interview to consider your answers to questions that may be asked during your interview.
The Job Interview
This section offers tips and insights to help you have a successful interview. If you don’t do well during the interview, your chances of getting the job are next to none.
Take the time to go over the resources I have selected for this section that can help you have a successful interview and land the job.
Tools For A Welder
This section offers tools and resources that can help you perform your job effectively. Take some time to go over the resources and see if any of these tools can help make your job easier and more productive.
The resources below offer associations related to this career.
Take some time to go over the resources for an overview of the benefits you can receive by becoming a member of the available association related to this career.
Glossary and Terms Related To Welder
With any career you choose, it’s always a good idea to have a strong knowledge of the terminology used in the industry.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that up for terms you need to be familiar with if you are pursuing this career.
This section offers available quotes online related to this career. Quotes are a great way that people convey a perspective in a few words.
Have a look at the resources below for popular quotes related to this career.
Industry Related Trade Publications
Industry trade publications are a great source of information for news related to the industry you’re getting into.
These publications go way beyond your job functions, but they do give you an overview and knowledge you can use to your advantage.
Have a look at the trade publications I have found related to this career.
Below you’ll find a collection of blogs I have selected that are related to this career and will help you stay up-to-date and in touch with your industry.
Staying in touch with industry news makes you more knowledgeable, and this knowledge will show in your job.
Have a look at the list below to follow the blogs that appeal to you.
Welders To Follow Online
This section list professional you can follow online and benefit from the tips, insights, and advice they have to offer.
Have a look at the list to see who you want to follow and build your connections related to your career choice.
The section offers information on people that have done well in this career. Have a look to view the insights, successes, and contributions made by others in this field. Maybe you’ll find some great tips and inspiration.
TV Shows and Movies Related To Welders
You can learn a lot from TV shows and movies. I learn a lot from watching. Also, there is a lot of research that goes into good movies, so you get a good overview while you are enjoying the show.
Have a look at the resources for TV shows and movies I have selected for this section.
Welding Job Opportunities
This section allows you to see current job openings related to this career choice. You’ll get an idea of the job duties required as well as the pay.
Take some time to go over the opportunities to get an overview of today’s demand for this type of job.
Self Employment Ideas Related To Welder
This section offers ideas for work in this field but as your own boss. You can provide information and services.
Each idea links to another page that goes into detail with resources that can give you a head start in this industry. Have a look at the ideas below.
Become a blogger and cover topics related to welding – See Our Page On How To Become A Professional Blogger
Provide consulting services related to welding – See Our Page On How To Become A Consultant
Become an affiliate marketer and sell products and services related to welding – See Our Page On How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
Become an instructional designer and provide educational courses that can benefit a welder – See Our Page On Becoming An Instructional Designer
Books Related to Welding Careers
By looking through the table of contents you can gain a lot of insight as to the areas you may want to look into that you haven’t considered.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Welding Careers
The Latest About Welding Careers
In this section, you’ll find the latest information related to Welding Careers, including the latest news, Google search results, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, and any available videos that can offer you the latest on what’s happening.