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4 Reasons Why You Should Become a Welder

Welding student in class doing hands on trainingThe welding industry is constantly growing and evolving. Although there has become an increase in demand for welders, there are not many people that are currently pursuing a career in welding despite the many benefits that come with it. There are a number of signs that point to a promising future for people in the welding industry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to see 8% growth between 2019 and 2030 for the employment of welders. On average, welders make as much as nurses, web developers, and even forensic scientists, but go to school for a fraction of the time!

So, what are some other reasons to pursue a career in welding? Read on to find out!

  1. Higher demand, higher salaries, and more opportunities. Many welders in 2020 found themselves leaving the workforce due to Covid-19. But since the world has finally established some sense of normalcy again, welders are in high demand and are expected to be for the next decade or longer. A welding career is the ultimate investment in your future.
  2. Opportunities for women. What’s in higher demand than welders? Welders who are women! That’s right–there are many construction companies within the industry that are looking to recruit women. Since women often outperform men in welding competitions, companies have recently opened their eyes to the benefits of adding women to their team. Women bring the “spark!”
  3. Boring job? Not welding! There are several different types of welding, and a variety of interesting places that welders work every day–such as oil rigs, military bases, and even race car pits. Welders are needed everywhere! The different types of welding include energy beam welding, plasma arc welding, flux welding, and more.
  4. A university degree isn’t necessary. While many high-paying jobs require a university degree, welding does not. Becoming a welder is as easy as getting a certification.

The welding industry is a great option for anyone looking to start a successful, fulfilling, and exciting career! Did we spark your interest? Visit Compass Career College’s website to find out more about how you can start your career in welding today. We can’t wait to see you find your direction with Compass.

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