Career Opportunities

Welding Technology

Upon graduation you will be prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of fields and job positions such as:

  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Maintenance welder
  • Pipe welder/fitter
  • Ornamental Iron
  • Blacksmithing
  • Contract welder
  • Certified Welder  
  • Welding Engineer
  • Equipment Repair
  • Equipment Sales
  • Quality Control
  • Education
  • Manufacturing 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers can expect to make a median hourly wage of $16.13 based on May 2008 statistics. Pay increases with experience.

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SPOTLIGHT

Brent Jordan

Brent Jordan
Fire Academy Student

"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014