Welding Career Outlook

Percent Employed

97%

Employed

 

WITC Welding Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

74%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Welding Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$27,038 - $60,690

Range of Yearly Salary

 

 

 


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Welder/Fitter

Welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary with the industry. Arc welding, the most common type of welding today, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use. The type of weld is usually determined by the types of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place.

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Flame Cutter/Machine Welder

Cutters use heat to cut and trim metal objects to specific dimensions. Their work is closely related to that of welders. However, instead of joining metals, cutters use the heat from an electric arc, a stream of ionized gas called plasma, or burning gases to cut and trim metal objects to specific dimensions. Cutters also dismantle large objects, such as ships, railroad cars, automobiles, buildings and aircraft. Some operate and monitor cutting machines similar to those used by welding machine operators.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Production Welder

  • Construction Welder

  • Maintenance Welder

  • Welder Helper

  • Welding Machine Operator

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Welding technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Welding program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Stout. 

The college listed above has developed a technical diploma to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

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"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

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