Welder

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SALARY RANGE POTENTIAL:
$40,000 – $100,000+ /YEAR

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA + CERTIFICATION AND/OR TECHNICAL DEGREE

SKILLS NEEDED:
MATH + GEOMETRY, HAND-EYE COORDINATION

SECTORS HIRING:
SHIPBUILDING, AUTOMOTIVE, AEROSPACE, OIL & GAS FIELDS

Sparks, metal on metal, and big money.

Interested in training? See available training courses in Mississippi for this career below. You can also check out available openings below.

Average Yearly
Salary Comparison

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Welder - $42,2500%
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Financial Assistance is Available

Qualified welders are in high demand in Mississippi and across the southern U.S. A rapidly growing oil and natural gas industry is seeking professionals, and manufacturers in shipbuilding, automotive and aerospace will pay great wages for trained welders with experience. Pay varies according to location, but along the Gulf Coast and in areas across the U.S. where construction activity is high, welders are earning six figure pay ($100,000 or more).

Educational requirements for welders vary by region and by company.  However, a large majority of employers in Mississippi do not require a four-year degree to apply for this job, as employers are typically most concerned about performance and ability over formal education. Ideal welding candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent; an industry-recognized certificate or credential and/or technical degree from a two-year college; and/or previous work experience.  Specific certifications that may be required by employers include National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) certificates and the Career Readiness Certificates (CRC) which are used as a determination of worker aptitude. 14 community colleges in Mississippi offer welding technology programs; click here to view offerings near you.

Employers may be willing to assist new employees with the costs associated with ascertaining an industry-wide certification.  On-the-job training should be expected for anyone interested in a welding career.  Successful welders will demonstrate mathematical competencies in geometry and measurement skills, a high degree of concentration and attention to detail, awareness of safety standards, knowledge of tools and equipment, strong hand-eye coordination, and knowledge of various welding techniques.  Welders may work outdoors in inclement weather or inside in a confined area; they may also be required to lift heavy objects and work in challenging positions.

Available Training Programs

Welder

Selected Openings from Mississippi Works

Recent Openings for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in Mississippi Works

PIPEWELDER (#NLX87528963)
Huntington Ingalls Industries (Pascagoula, MS)
September 18, 2017
**13144BR** **Job Title:** PIPEWELDER **Department/Cost Center:** 21823 PIPE - INTEGRATE **External Job Description:** Pipewelders are responsible ... more

Welder, Combination Pipe (#NLX99045598)
KBR (MS)
September 18, 2017
Title: Welder, Combination Pipe Location: US-Mississippi Job Number: 1055067 KBR COMPANY INFORMATION When you become part of the KBR team, your ... more

Aluminum Welder (#NLX92077463)
Craft and Technical Solutions, LLC (Pascagoula, MS)
September 18, 2017
This job was posted by https://joblink.alabama.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/r/jobs/2180327 1st Class X-ra ... more

Structural Welder (#NLX98473311)
Tradesmen International, Inc. (PASCAGOULA, MS)
September 18, 2017
**Description:** Tradesmen International is seeking experienced Welders to join our team. If you are a Journeyman Welder with at least 5 years of ... more

Qualified welders are in high demand in Mississippi and across the southern U.S. A rapidly growing oil and natural gas industry is seeking professionals, and manufacturers in shipbuilding, automotive and aerospace will pay great wages for trained welders with experience. Pay varies according to location, but along the Gulf Coast and in areas across the U.S. where construction activity is high, welders are earning six figure pay ($100,000 or more).

Educational requirements for welders vary by region and by company.  However, a large majority of employers in Mississippi do not require a four-year degree to apply for this job, as employers are typically most concerned about performance and ability over formal education. Ideal welding candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent; an industry-recognized certificate or credential and/or technical degree from a two-year college; and/or previous work experience.  Specific certifications that may be required by employers include National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) certificates and the Career Readiness Certificates (CRC) which are used as a determination of worker aptitude. 14 community colleges in Mississippi offer welding technology programs; click here to view offerings near you.

Employers may be willing to assist new employees with the costs associated with ascertaining an industry-wide certification.  On-the-job training should be expected for anyone interested in a welding career.  Successful welders will demonstrate mathematical competencies in geometry and measurement skills, a high degree of concentration and attention to detail, awareness of safety standards, knowledge of tools and equipment, strong hand-eye coordination, and knowledge of various welding techniques.  Welders may work outdoors in inclement weather or inside in a confined area; they may also be required to lift heavy objects and work in challenging positions.