Working as a welder means you are working building working with your hands to put two pieces of metal together. The applications of welding are endless, from artistic to underwater working as a welder means being a part of a team creating something that wasn’t there before.
In this installment of Working in Science, we talk to professional welder Kodey Jones who currently works in the US Navy as a welder and shop foreman. Kodey has over 9 years of experience in welding, and he shares an inside look at his profession.
Watch the video to hear his take on what being a welder looks like, his favorite adrenaline-pumping parts of the job, welding salary, and advice for getting a welding job.
|Quick Facts: Welders|
|2015 Median Pay||$38,150 per year
$18.34 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree encouraged.|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||397,900|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||4% (Slower than average)|