I have many students working all over the world in the welding field. They are in the Iron Workers, Pipe Fitters, and Sheet Metal workers’ unions as well as shop and field jobs all over the country. One student got a one year certificate after my class and started his first welding job making $98,000 a year! Welding is a much diversified trade with all kinds of different jobs out there. You could be on a fifty story high-rise or in a small air-conditioned shop. There are countless opportunities available and welders are in high demand right now. The Wall Street Journal projected over a hundred thousand person shortage in the next ten years due to many old hands retiring and few people replacing them.
HOWEVER!!! You do not have to take my class to get into the trade! You can take it for artwork, sculptor or just to learn a good work ethic.