• Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 47,200
    $35,690 range bar $63,480
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams in metal products.

What do they typically do

  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and specifications
  • Calculate and measure the dimensions of parts to be welded
  • Inspect structures or materials to be welded
  • Weld materials according to blueprint specifications
  • Monitor the welding process and adjust heat as necessary
  • Maintain equipment and machinery

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Openings 1,763

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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