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Targeted Occupation Details

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

At-A-Glance

Mean Pay*
$57,870.00 per year
Employment Change, 2016-2026*
141
Number of Jobs, 2016*
1784
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
Less than 1 year
On-the-job Training
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2016-2026*
7.9%

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2016-2026
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
7.9%
All Occupations
15%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Do
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers weld or join metal parts. They also fill holes, indentions, or seams of metal products, using hand-held metal joining equipment.
Work Environment
Training ranges from a few weeks of technical school or on-the-job training to several years of combined technical school and on-the-job training.
Top Paying Industries for this Career
Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers with similar occupations.
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and ONETOnline