training you need

Required EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent at minimum; some employers may prefer postsecondary education or an apprenticeship

Skills needed


Like other people in the skilled trades, welders must be exceptional problem solvers who pay attention to details.

Math and science

welders constantly use their knowledge of fundamental science and math while working.


While not really a skill, physical and mental endurance is a must-have for welders.

other jobs involved in welding

theres pipeline welders they go all over the world to whever the pipeline is being built.

theres all different kindss of inspectors and certifiers in welding. in welding theres a whole list of other jobs.