Welding

What Is a Welding Gun? 

A welding gun is a portable device used to achieve semi-automatic or automatic welds on pieces of metal.1 As you’ll learn throughout the course of your welding classes, welders rely on several types of equipment to perform their trade. The most basic equipment setup in most semi- or fully automatic arc welding processes usually consists […]

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Why Is a Welder Considered an Essential Worker?

“Things need to be repaired, maintained, and improved because if we let them go for the next 60-90 days it would be a lot more expensive for companies and would probably cost a lot more jobs in the long run.” — Robert Jenkins, a steamfitter and welder in Springfield, Oregon1 While workers across the nation […]

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3 Inspiring Stories of People Pursuing Their Passion for Welding

A man dons a welding helmet, his gaze fixed on the metal object in front of him, sparks fly from his welding torch—it’s the classic image of a welder. But, it’s dated. The face of a welder is changing, taking on new forms as men and women— young and old—find their passion in metal fusing. […]

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How to Become a Welder in Florida

Men and women can take 4 steps to become a welder in Florida: Earn a high school diploma or GED. Complete a welding training Land a welding Obtain welding certifications.1 These steps are common to the welding career path. Keep in mind some people take fewer or additional steps to enter the metal joining industry. […]

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Structural Welding Career Spotlight: Telecommunication Tower Technician

A structural welder lays out and fabricates the metal framework that supports commercial and industrial structures. Structural welders also cut and repair metal for beams, columns, girders and other building components.1 If you want to pursue a structural welding career and are looking for an especially adventurous job, you may want to consider becoming a […]

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What Are Adventurous Jobs in Welding that Pay Well?

There are a number of adventurous and well-paying welding jobs. If you are looking for a career that is exciting and challenging, welding might be the right choice for you. The military, NASA or NASCAR offer openings for the bold welder. What Is Considered an Adventurous Job? An adventurous job is typically associated with excitement, […]

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Where Are the Welding Jobs in North Florida?

There are welding jobs throughout North Florida’s metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Below is a list of the areas for which the BLS provides welding jobs data: Gainesville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Ocala, Florida Panama City, Florida Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Tallahassee, Florida North Florida Nonmetropolitan Area[1] Get the welding jobs […]

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Career Trend: Upskilling after Basic Welding Training

“Upskilling” is the new favorite catchphrase of reporters and journalists, often making news headlines alongside coverage of the skilled labor shortage. Why? One reason for the skills gap is that companies can’t find workers with the right skills. Teaching workers new skills can be a solution to the problem.[1] How is this all relevant to […]

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What Is Radiographic Testing in Welding?

Did you know welding is the most common way to permanently fuse metal parts? That’s right. This age-old craft is employed in more than half of the goods manufactured in the U.S.[1] You can’t go far without seeing the products of the wide world of welding. They’re in everything from ships to airplanes to highways, […]

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Climbing the Career Ladder: Advancement Options in Welding

Are you thinking about becoming a welder? With the nation facing a skilled trades shortage, there will likely be plenty of jobs for metal joiners with the right skill sets.[1] But you probably don’t want to do the exact same job for the rest of your life, do you? The good news is you won’t […]

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