Welding is one of the most valuable and versatile skills in modern history. In fact, a majority of products manufactured in the United States today require welding to produce and complete. And even beyond manufacturing, nearly every industry across the globe uses welders in some way, relying on skilled craftsmen to keep our infrastructure and systems operating properly.
The truth is nearly every industry relies on metal (and laborers who can fuse that metal effectively). It’s no wonder welding is in such a high demand: The American Welding Society estimates 375,000 welders will be needed to fill open positions by 2026 in this country.
If you’re considering a career in welding, this transferable skill set can be applied in a number of industries, locations and job types—giving you the freedom to find a career that’s the perfect fit for you.
KEY BENEFITS OF A CAREER IN WELDING
Learn an in-demand trade, fast – At MWI, students can complete their training in 11 to 187 weeks (instead of two to four years like a traditional college) and be able to quickly enter a recession-proof career.
No expensive college degree required – While the traditional college or university path is a good fit for many, it can also be an expensive one. A welding career path provides an undeniable opportunity to earn an above-average paycheck without losing a large portion of it to student loan payments.
Work in a variety of industries – From metal fabrication and automobiles to construction and transportation, welding’s transferable skill set can be applied in a number of industries, locations and job types—giving you the freedom to find a career that’s the perfect fit for you.