Are you interested in a career that allows you to work with your hands and build things? If so, you might be wondering if welding is the right choice for you.
Why welding is a good career:
No college degree required
Undergraduate degree programs at colleges typically take four years, and many students face a big student loan burden upon graduation. Besides, not every person wants to spend four years (or more) sitting in classrooms, studying for exams, and writing papers. Welding doesn’t require a college degree. Welders-to-be typically just need a high school diploma or equivalent, along with a certificate or degree from a postsecondary welding training program.
Vocational school, on-the-job training, and certificate programs at community colleges usually take several months. Associate degree programs at community colleges and apprenticeships can last up to a few years. Delta Tech’s Journeyman Welder Program can be completed in seven months.
Working with hands
Holding down a nine-to-five office job isn’t ideal for everybody. Some people enjoy working with their hands, creating things, and being both indoors and outdoors. If this applies to you, welding might be a great choice for you.Welders work on buildings, structures, cars, aircrafts, and pipes, among other things. They work indoors, like in a factory, as well as outdoors, such as on shipyards. Learn more about what a welder does here.
Sense of accomplishment
As a welder, you can immediately see the fruit of your labor, so to speak. Whether you’re contributing to the construction of a bridge or creating the body of a car, you can follow the progress of your work and later see the finished product. Imagine, for example, walking down a street and looking at a skyscraper that you helped build.
Shortage in qualified skilled workers
Booming industries employing welders
Versatility and flexibility
Career advancement potential
Why Become a Welder?
Welding is an exciting, hands-on career path, with opportunities for travel and career advancement. Welders have a hand in the country’s construction and production.You can learn more about the career path of a welder in Delta Tech’s “How to Become a Welder” guide.