Walter says welding is more than just smoke and flames.
“There are actually a lot of different areas in the welding field – ag, structure, marine, oil, shipbuilding, marketing and sales – and graduates who pursue these careers can earn a decent wage right out of school,” Walter says.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in welding, cutters, solderers and brazers are expected to increase about 4 percent over the next seven years. The agency says in 2015, welders averaged $38,000 per year and made $18.34 per hour.
“If you become proficient in welding, you can pretty much get a job anywhere. Depending on your ambition, you could make six figures. There’s a lot of room for advancement if you want to work hard at it,” Walter said.
Learn more about KCC’s welding options on our website in the KCC catalog.