Do you enjoy the satisfaction of fabricating or repairing parts and other items useful to the workplace? Welders can use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal components or finish fabricated products. There are countless manufacturing industries seeking highly skilled welders at competitive salaries. With the proper training, equipment and skillset, welders can set themselves up for a life of success. Explore the various welding career fields and the many opportunities to support growing industries in need of this critical service.

Examples of Occupations

Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers

Welder welding metal part in a car factory


Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.


  • Virginia:  $45,400
  • GO Virginia Region 3:  $40,600


  • Virginia:  7,168
  • GO Virginia Region 3:  235

EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or Equivalent and Moderate Term On-the-job Training

Training Providers

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