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Welders are Masters of Metal Who Make Long-Lasting Connections
One of the things that makes welding such an important trade, is the fact that it is a core part of so many different aspects of our everyday lives. Most of us even take this for granted. Many industries rely on the skills of professional welders to operate; everything from construction to repair and fabrication. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts close to 14,000 jobs added to this profession by 2029, and the national median pay is $42,490 not including benefits or overtime.* So, if you’re looking for a career that is totally hands-on and your skills can be used on many different projects, becoming a professional welder could be a great option for you!
One of the best things about the Welding Program at Summit College is how fast you can be on the path to your future career as a professional welder. Our curriculum teaches you all the real-world skills you’re going to need in the field as an entry-level welder from professionals with years of experience. You can complete the welding program in as little as 9 months!
Welding graduates at Summit will have learned the skill sets employers want in their entry-level workers. According to O*NETOnLine, the median salary for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers was $41,380 a year in 2018. In California, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports higher earnings: $47,910 as of 2019.
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Are you still unsure about a career in Welding? These articles may help with your decision-making process.
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No High School Diploma? You Have Options!
Don’t let the lack of a high school diploma hold you back. Summit College can assist you in obtaining your high school diploma while you train for a career with our high school completion program!
Because welding is part of so many different industries, the career opportunities for professional welders are virtually endless! Graduates can look for work as:
As an approved Test Agent site for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), students are eligible to participate in the didactic portion of certification testing administered under the guidelines of the American Welding Society (AWS) testing protocol.