Have you been thinking of getting a welding qualification, here is a little bit more about what a welding qualification can do for you.
Today more than ever before, having a welding qualification is not only useful but highly desirable on the employment front. Welding is one of the few career choices out there today where you can expect to make as much as a doctor or lawyer without having gone to college. Highly trained welders working in hazardous industries or who travel to the Middle East can make high six figure incomes. Welding is also one of the few careers that is always in high demand, and also gives you the flexibility to switch fields with some continued specialized training. No matter what industries come along welders will always be a necessary part of it, so there is also a good sense of job security.
There are manufactures, oil companies, and construction firms constantly looking and continually finding very few skilled people available. This has made welders very sought after, and has increased the starting hourly amount to around $17.00- $29.00 an hour. With more experience, the salary increases greatly making this quite a lucrative field. Welder’s salaries average out at about the $115,000 range. If you work in the Middle East the pay can be close to the $230,000 range. The level of opportunity afforded someone with a welding qualification is almost unlimited. Shipyards, construction, oil fields; these are the big industries that employ welders. The skills are transferable across a diverse set of industries helping to make this a recession proof career choice.
The reason why having a welding qualification is vitally important today is that it isn’t like the old days, where you could become an apprentice, and then you earned and learned your way into the industry. Today you are an independent contractor, and the firms that hire you are going to want to see your qualifications, and some proof attesting to your level of professionalism before they hire you. Today there are classes to be taken and qualification exams to be passed. Another really nice thing about having a welding qualification is that you can be your own boss and set your own schedule, fees, and hours. The metalwork field is only expected to continue to grow well into the future. Having the necessary qualifications as a welder affords unlimited opportunities for career advancement and world travel. For a skilled welder the world really is their oyster.
Contact Alpha Training today to find out about enrolling in their course to gain your welding qualification.