Welding: 10 Minutes and everything you’ve wanted to know


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)


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