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High Demand Career

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

About this Career Path

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

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Environment

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area. They may work on a scaffold, high off the ground, and they occasionally must lift heavy objects and work in awkward positions. Although most work full time, overtime is common.

Salary Breakdown

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

$42,330

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$31,720

ENTRY LEVEL

$42,330

MID LEVEL

$49,630

EXPERT LEVEL

$20.35

AVERAGE HOURLY

$15.25

ENTRY LEVEL

$20.35

MID LEVEL

$23.86

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

89

Current Available Jobs

4,880

Projected job openings through 2028

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Top Expected Tasks

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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Production and Processing

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Design

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Administration and Management

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Mechanical

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Mathematics

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Critical Thinking

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Operation and Control

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Reading Comprehension

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Monitoring

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Active Listening

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Arm-Hand Steadiness

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Near Vision

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Problem Sensitivity

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Visualization

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Control Precision

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