Welding & Machine Trades

Are you looking for a career that gives you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects? A career where you could help create massive structures? How about a career where you can work with your hands instead of sitting in an office all day? If any of these scenarios are what you’re looking for, a welding or machine trade may for you.

For those who pursue a degree at a Welding and Machine technical school, they can expect to participate in a two year program. They will learn valuable skills, such as a variety of welding methods. For example, MIG welding, or Metal Inert Gas, uses gas and electricity. TIG welding, or Tungsten Inert Gas, is a type of welding that is used when precision is the goal. The process is slower, more involved, and requires more skill. Stick welding only involves electricity and is most commonly used for outdoor welding. Any student who wants to be competitive in the job market will want to be well versed in all types of welding.

While training for welding and machines trades, you can learn about blueprints, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics and more.  After completing training at a welding and machine technical school, you can have the opportunity to find employment in:

  • Building and construction industries
  • Shipbuilding
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil field services
  • And more

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Welding & Machine Trades Training and Employment Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a definite need for workers in the field of welding and other related areas, such as cutting, soldering, and brazing. Average pay can run at $35,000 a year which typically varies by location.  Jobs are growing at a steady rate in this area. In the past, a high school diploma may have been enough to acquire a position. However, due to the competitive nature of the market, students can expect to have a better chance at being hired if they pursue a technical school degree.

One of the most exciting aspects of a welding and machine trade degree is the variety in potential positions. Welders work on cars, airplanes, and boats. Welding is required in the automotive industry as well as in construction. Hi-tech manufacturing requires welding for many advanced components.

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Technical Schools Guide makes finding the right Welding & Machine Trades Technical Schools simple. We list both large and small Technical Colleges throughout the United States. Whether you are planning on attending a 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational college, purely technical college, or just single college courses, the listings above should contain each type of trade school, college, or university. Financial aid is available for many of these colleges but visitors will need to contact each school directly to get assistance. Technical Schools Guide does not maintain specific course, tuition, application, accredation or records of information on specific schools. All inquiries should be made directly with such schools. All information contained above is believed to be accurate and reputable. If a discrepancy is found, please contact the Technical Schools Guide staff by clicking on the "contact us" link below. We are also able to update college information and locations through this contact address. Featured listings on Technical Schools Guide are generally for-profit school listings. These listings help pay for bandwidth and maintenance of the Technical Schools Guide site. Thanks for visiting Technical Schools Guide and good luck in your Welding & Machine Trades Technical school experience!

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