Welders work in a variety of industries, including aerospace and construction. Welding jobs are also plentiful in the shipbuilding, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries, among many other sectors where welders are needed to join metals together. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 43,400 new welding industry jobs will be added yearly through 2029. The bureau also reports that welders can earn an average of $42,490 per year, or $20.43 per hour. However, not everyone has an idea of what welding entails as their career choice. In this article, we will take a look at leading industries that hire welders and how to become a welder.