Welding is the process of fabricating and assembling structures and equipment – usually metals – using heat. Welders can use their training and experience on the job to be brazers, fabricators, cutters, fitters, solderers, arc operators and more. If you are interested in a career in welding, now is a good time to check out the different types of welding skills and job functions available.
The work of traditional welders has been, and continues to be, critical to the development of society’s infrastructure. Every building, bridge and machine showcases the custom work of a welder. Traditional welding jobs involve working with pieces that will be used for architecture, travel, healthcare equipment and even attractions, such as the ones enjoyed at theme parks and carnivals.
But there is an entire world of welding that is unique and challenging. Below we have compiled an at-a-glance overview of some different welding careers:
Deep sea welding is a highly specialized career that involves welding metal in deep volumes of water. A career in deep sea welding takes high levels of skill and knowledge, including hours of practice, special qualifications, and years of experience. Aspiring deep sea welders will usually need to acquire a deep sea diving license. Deep sea welding is a physically demanding and tough career that is imperative to the shipping and oil industries.
Combine a love of metal with a passion for art by becoming a sculptural welder. Throughout history, there have been many famous sculptors and metal work artists who were assisted by welders or were welders themselves. From Alexander Calder to Antoine Pevsner, metalwork artists weld materials of different shapes and colors.
Every race car boasts more than 950 man hours of welding before the vehicle ever sees a black top. From NASA to NASCAR, there are a host of industries in need of welders who can build light, durable, and efficient machines. As industrial technology continues to advance, the robotics industry will have demand for welders to put industrial and manufacturing equipment together.
Whether you are seeking a traditional career path or more adventurous opportunities, there are welding careers out there to suit a variety of interests. Fortis offers Welding programs at campuses in Georgia, and Ohio (Cuyahoga Falls and Cincinnati). If this interests you, please call 1-855-436-7847 to schedule a campus visit or to request more information.