Welcome to the Missouri Welding Institute! We are so glad you are thinking about entering one of the best career fields with some of the best job prospects and overall future security out of all the trades. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for welders is expected to grow six percent through 2026.

Welding has been in existence since 1,000 BC when the Sumerians and the Egyptians began to mix copper with silver and tin to make bronze. Solid phase welding began as well when iron came along. Welding remained relatively unchanged until the technique of arc welding came into being in the 19th century. As electrical currents began to be used to melt metals and weld them, welding as a separate profession developed in earnest.

Missouri Welding Institute is passionate about welding and teaching you the skills you need to become a master welder. Founded by and run by welders, we have decades of experience to pass along to you, the next welding generation. Although automation is replacing some welders, welders themselves cannot be fully replaced, especially when it comes to custom welding projects. Once the skills of welding have been gained, you can apply welding to almost any industry or profession, yielding an unending array of job opportunities and career advancements. As you continue to grow and advance your skill set, such as learning the latest welding technologies and equipment, your job prospects will only continue to grow.

Missouri Welding Institute takes its job of preparing you for the future seriously. We maintain a large contact network of prospective employers who love to hire the top-notch graduates we produce. When you leave our welding program, you’ll be prepared for any job around. We work hard to help you with the job search details, including how to prepare a resume, search for jobs, and job interview tips and tricks. We also work hard at helping you build your online profile and network amongst our graduate welders as well. We maintain a close-knit community and our graduates love to help new graduates find jobs.

If you are still on the fence about our welding program and if a welding career is for you, read more below about what is welding, and contact us today to learn more.


Welding is the process of joining two pieces of metal together. It is estimated that 50% of the gross national product of the United States involves welding of some nature. From oil rigs and cars to construction, steel buildings, subways, and railroads, our infrastructure depends on welders. Welding is a versatile trade, able to be done anywhere, from indoors to underwater and even in space. Welders work in many industries and help our economy by producing agricultural and mining equipment. Welders are involved in fabricated metal products, as well as steel and iron mills. Even sculptures use welding to create amazing works of art. It can be said that welding is the lifeblood of our economy.

Welding has come a long way since the 18th century where the only type of welding was forge welding, where blacksmiths hammered iron and steel together by using intense heat. The Industrial Revolution drove the innovations in welding, and so did the world wars in the early 20th century as faster methods were desired. Today, the methods of welding are numerous, some of the most popular (which Missouri Welding Institute teaches) are shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as “stick welding,” gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as TIG (tungsten inert gas), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as MIG (metal inert gas).


Welding is a beautiful art form that has much room for creativity and practical application. When you embark on a career in welding and choose Missouri Welding Institute as your welding certification program of choice, you can rest assured that not only will you have job security in the future, but you’ll have a career that will be rewarding, challenging, and different every day. Welders frequently love to work with their hands and create and innovate items with just a general idea in mind. Welding can be a field you can truly enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to get started!