The field of welding is rapidly expanding and is adding new jobs at top manufacturing companies on a daily basis. There are more than 100 different types of welding processes, and more are continually being developed through scientific research. Welders typically have great attention to detail and hand-eye coordination as well as physical strength and coordination.
Depending on the type of welding, workers in this field tend to make from $35,000 to $40,000 per year. Companies typically require a high school diploma or GED as well as some additional training in the field. However, employers are willing to train new welders on the job. Welders are required to have basic math skills and the ability to read a blueprint.