Spark a New Career Path in Welding — National Welding Month

April is National Welding Month, so we’re spotlighting available careers in this field. Experienced welders are an incredible asset to companies in the current job market, with 330,000 more welders needed by 2028, according to the American Welding Society. As of 2023, there were an estimated 770,000 welding professionals in the U.S.

Welding careers are in demand and offer flexibility, job growth, and competitive salaries. Formal training is necessary and can be achieved through technical school, community college, apprenticeship, or university. A welding certificate can be earned from a technical school in 6–18 months when enrolled in a typical program.

Welding Jobs

There are many types of welding and specialties. The certifications, licenses, and experience required for these roles vary. According to, the average salary for a Welder I role is $46,816, and ranges from $41,659 to $53,623. Specialized welders have the potential to make $100,000 a year or more. Learn more about the welding careers listed below from the American Welding Society or U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Welder – MIG, TIG, Arc, Stick, Laser, Flux Core, and more
  • Pipefitter
  • Welding Technician
  • Welding Fabricator
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Welding Inspector
  • Boilermakers
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Structural Iron and Steel Worker
  • Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter
  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender
  • Welder, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer
  • Robotic Welding Technician

Find Your Next Welding Role

Express Employment Professionals helped nearly 7,200 welders and fabricators find jobs in 2023, and we’re recruiting welders in select markets now. One application with Express gives you access to multiple top employers in your area, and we’ll be with you every step of the way from job application to job placement. Plus, you’ll never pay a fee. Contact the location nearest you now.

Express Employment International supports the Express Employment Professionals franchise and affiliated brands, including Specialized Recruiting Group and Express Healthcare Staffing. The Express franchise brand is an industry-leading, international staffing company with franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

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