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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Jeannie Montoyo
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"Being a Santa Maria Beauty College student at Allan Hancock College has been some of the most fun days of my life. The staff are friendly, and I'm always excited to see classmates who share the same dreams as I do and are always helpful."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014