Metal fabricators and welders work in a variety of places – inside buildings, on construction sites and even underwater. Science and technology continue to change how metal fabricators and welders join metals, build and assemble metal structures.
Today, you can specialize in exciting areas, like robotics and automated systems, nanotechnology, bridge construction, alternative energy, pipefitting, equipment manufacturing, transportation, decorative arts and inspection.
Because the field continues to advance, you'll find endless opportunities on the cutting edge. As a welder or metal fabricator, you can create the structures of the future.
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Notes: Yearly wage data applies only to workers with full-time, year-round schedules. For salary information for part-time or part-year workers, use hourly wage data.
1 Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
Information provided by CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (2014 Wage Table)
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