In 2013, there were 388 374 welders, cutters, solderers, brazers, and welding machine operators in the united states. In 2020, this number is expected to increase by 102 546 to a total of 415 219 welders, cutters, solderers, brazers, and welding machine operators in the united states. This is approximately a 7% increase.
What are some of the key things mentioned by the young welders that make welding an attractive career choice?
Young welders seem to like that welding is both a science and an art. It’s a never ending learning experience because you’re always doing new things. Welding also has many different paths you can …show more content…
Focusing on motor vehicles, construction, and metal fabrication companies, my findings are as followed: In the motor vehicles industry, welding robots are more prominent than skilled human welders, but people are still needed for specific jobs. Welding technicians are needed to supervise the robots, and skilled human welders do the more specialized welds. In construction, welding is useful as a repair tool for broken or damaged machine parts, as well as being a tool directly used for construction. Any situation that requires joining two pieces of metal in construction needs a welder, for example, metal piping in house construction. Companies in the metal fabrication industry employ welders for a multitude of reasons. For starters, some companies in this industry also offer welding services aside from their main product. Their main product also requires welders, because they wouldn’t only sell raw materials, but also pre-made parts that require welders to create. There are many industries that require welders for different purposes, and the same purposes. Overall, welders are still needed even when some industries are moving over to robotic