Skilled Trades

How to Tell If a Career in Welding is For You

Skilled TradesJune 29, 2017

Are you considering a career in the welding industry, but aren’t quite sure if it is right for you? While a career in welding is a challenging and rewarding one, it isn’t for everyone. Read on for some tips to help you determine whether or not this career path was meant for you.

Characteristics of Long-Term Welders

Those who have had a successful career in welding for many years tend to have most (or all) of the below characteristics in common: 

Prefer an active job with opportunities to travel over the routine of an office job
Possess strong math skills and are detail-oriented in nature (necessary for studying blueprints, inspecting structures, and calculating the dimensions of objects to be welded
Love working with their hands
Enjoy building things
Are artistically inclined
Thrive on competition
Don’t mind working conditions that are often physically demanding

Those who are a good fit for the field enjoy earning an above-average wage after going through short-term training.
If these inclinations and skills align with yours, we encourage you to further consider a career in welding. Unlike the university route, you can complete your welding training in a short period of time and begin a rewarding career in this in-demand field soon!