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Welder

Average Salary: $36,926

Welders join metal parts or components together. This trade is particularly important in the water sector because of the number of steel pipes in the distribution system. These pipes operate under difficult conditions, and they are under pressure. The pipes must be properly welded or they will leak and break apart. In the water sector, welders may:

  • repair steel equipment and vehicles;
  • weld and pressure test pipe joints;
  • work with pipe fitters, metal fabricators, machinists, and mechanics.

Education: High-school diploma; vocational training in welding and soldering
Certificates, licenses: Specialized certificates in different aspects from trade schools, vocational schools, or metal fabrication shops
Entry-level opportunities: Yes
Desirable traits and skills: Enjoys working with hands; attention to detail and safety

For more information:
American Welding Society
550 N.W. Lejeune Road
Miami, FL 33126-5699
http://www.amweld.org