Welder

Watch sparks fly every day as a welder working with some of the hottest tools in construction. Work in this trade forming the bonds that help support the structures of anything from bridges and stadiums to pipelines and industrial facilities.

  • join objects together using heat and pressure welding tools
  • fabricate and assemble a variety of metal structures/equipment
  • read blueprints and apply knowledge of welding principals
  • technical school and apprenticeship required to obtain license

Earning potential for Minnesota:

$46,000 Annual Average

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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