Welders with the ability to fabricate and weld metal products from blueprints are in great demand in a wide range of industries. Working careers in industry consist of three major areas: Manufacturing, Construction, and Repair.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for welders is expected to remain in very high demand. There will be a need for about 11,565 new Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. This is high growth compared to other careers.