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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Brandon Paige

Brandon Paige
Wildland Fire Tech Instructor

"As an instructor at Allan Hancock College I am fortunate to work with an outstanding group of people who all care equally about providing the best training possible. The fire technology program is outstanding and continues to improve each year."
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Welding TechnologyVideo: Welding Tech student Jim is working towards certification at AHC.

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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014