Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
Post-secondary vocational training: Occupations at this level generally require completion of vocational school training. Some programs last only a few weeks while others may last more than a year. In some occupations, a license is needed that requires passing an examination after completion of the training. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)
|DESCRIPTION||2013 JOBS||2016 JOBS (PROJECTED)*||MEDIAN HOURLY WAGES||LOW HOURLY WAGES||HIGH HOURLY WAGES|
|Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters||22,323||24,169||$18.47||$12.26||$29.22|
|Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders||1,671||1,800||$16.78||$11.85||$23.21|
*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included.
Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors - EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- Associate of Applied Science, Welding Technology - WE2
- Certificate of Completion, Welding Technology - WE1
- Certificate of Completion, Welding Inspection Technology - WI1