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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Collete Layton

Collete Layton
Fire Technology

"My experience in Allan Hancock College's Fire Academy was phenomenal. I received a top-notch education from experienced instructors who were dedicated to training the next generation of firefighters. The hands-on training we received in the college's state-of-the-art facility was an amazing opportunity and prepared me for my current job as a firefighter for the Atascadero department of fire and emergency services."
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Welding TechnologyVideo: Welding Tech student Jim is working towards certification at AHC.

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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015