More than 50% of all man-made products require welding. Many different industries employ welders so there are a huge variety of jobs available. Skilled welders will have a unique opportunity to have a career that can be shaped around their interests because of the high demand for skilled workers.
The welding industry will face a shortage of about 360,000 welders by 2027, according to the American Welding Society. There will be 90,000 average welding jobs to be filled annually between 2023-2027 due to industry growth and anticipated attrition due to retirement. The coming wave of retirements will leave the US with a great deficit in skilled welders in the work force. . Manufacturing has grown faster than the rest of the U.S. economy since the recession. In a recent article from Bloomberg business, Gardner Carrick, was quoted saying, "For 20 years we stopped feeding young people into the trades, and now we’re scrambling to catch up". Because of this great welder shortage, welding will certainly a viable career choice for years to come with many job opportunities for those entering the field.
The field of welding offers a diverse range of jobs that combine trade skills with technology.
Welding is both an art and a science, from basic fabrication to advanced robotics. It's a great option for those who enjoy working with their hands and value a sense of community. The skills you'll acquire as a welder are also portable and can lead to rewarding careers in various industries.
Ranging from Shipfitter, Welding Research Scientist, or Pipeliner to Technical Sales, Welder Fabricator, Boilermaker, or Welding Engineer. Or perhaps you’d rather be a Welding Supervisor, Ironworker, or Welding Technician? Still not doing it for you? How about being an Underwater Welder, Pipefitter, Welding Inspector, Robotic Welding Technician, or Welding Educator?
There are so many different paths to success as a welder- let Earlbeck help you learn the skills to land your perfect career! Fill out the form below to learn more about our welding classes!