Students interested in careers in welding, engineering, automotive or diesel technology, or any number of trades, should consider earning a welding degree at KCC.
KCC offers two paths to welding-related careers. The first is a pathway that focuses on one aspect of welding (stick, TIG or MIG) and can be completed in about two terms. The second is a pathway that allows students to earn a welding certificate in one year.
|Hourly Salary Range (Klamath Area):
$15.07 - $42.89
Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$14.37 - $27.94
|Area Employment Projections: Projected growth (2014-2024) in the Klamath area is 11.4%. Projected growth in the state of Oregon is 13.9%.
|Statewide Employment Analysis:The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2024.
||Educational Requirements:The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market.