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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Welding Training Program

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Welding Training Program Welding is a versatile profession. Career opportunities include working in inspection, robotics, engineering, education, project management and sales, notes this infographic developed by Tulsa Welding School. Working as a self-employed welding

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Welding programs

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Welding is a demanding trade—welders work with hazardous materials like very hot metals in environments ranging from manufacturing plants to construction sites. Because of the highly technical nature of the work and the ever-present possibility of injury, it is important

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Welding credentials

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You love building things and working with your hands, so you want to become a welder. What kind of credential do you need to launch your welding career? Is a one-year certificate enough or do you need a degree? Welding

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Types of welding certifications

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  The previous post explored one-year certificates and two-year associate’s degrees, which are the most common credentials for entry-level welders and welding technicians. But there are other career tracks available for experienced and qualified welders, including as welding engineers, managers,

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Brazing vs soldering

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  If you have been exploring the welding trade and thinking about going to welding school, you have probably run across the terms soldering and brazing. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics considers welding, soldering, and brazing to

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Accredited welding schools

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Regardless of the type of welding program you are interested in or the career you want to pursue, one of the first things you should check for any school is whether or not it is accredited. To become accredited, a

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Welding apprenticeship programs

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  Students interested in training for a trade have many choices today—they can take vocational courses, complete an associate’s degree, or attend a private institution. One other option, which has been the main method of trades training for centuries, is

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Why now is a great time to go to welding school

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  As four-year college and university costs are growing out of control, the trades are experiencing a major resurgence. If you are looking for a rewarding career with the opportunity for advancement, now is a great time to pursue vocational

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What education is needed to become a welder

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  Welding technology programs are offered by vocational and technical schools, community colleges, and even some four-year institutions. The goal of these programs is to prepare students to become certified welders, but what does that mean? What kinds of courses

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Welding work environment

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  Welders work in a variety of environments. In 2010, more than 60 percent of welders worked in manufacturing industries, while 11 percent worked in construction. In this post, we’ll break down these categories to look at the industries that

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