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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Jose Alvarez

Jose Alvarez
Agribusiness Student

"I feel lucky to have discovered the agribusiness program at Allan Hancock College. The faculty and staff are so helpful and encouraging. With their help I realized how much I want to work in the wine industry and one day own my own winery. The facilities in the new Industrial Technology Complex are top of the line. I can basically be a part of the process of planning, growing and marketing wine on campus. Not many community colleges offer their students the same opportunities."
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Welding TechnologyVideo: Welding Tech student Jim is working towards certification at AHC.

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Last Modified Apr 7, 2015