Pros and Cons of Being a Welder

Pros

 High Job Satisfaction – Welders tend to get highly motivated and satisfied looking at the finished construction or automobile. It becomes a matter of pride as Welders play a major role, especially in the construction industry.
 Good Pay –According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers mean annual wage was $40,040 in 2014. BLS states that the top paying industry as Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, which paid $69,120 in 2014.
According to BLS, the states that paid the most for the Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers and their respective annual mean wages in 2014:
• Alaska - $71,910
• Hawaii - $59,120
• District of Columbia - $57,390
• Wyoming - $52,980
• North Dakota - $50,310
 Choices – A welder could specialize/apply in construction, oil, gas, automobile, military, aerospace, shipping industries and more
 Relocation – They can relocate to exotic or far away countries as experienced Welders are needed all over the world
 Career Advancement – With further study and certifications, a basic Welder can move up the ladder without much difficulty
 Technology – It would be exciting to use high tech equipment and advanced tools
 Job Outlook – Employment of Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers is expected to grow up to 6% from 2012-2022, according to BLS

Cons

 Hazardous – Welders might have to work in high above the ground. They use high intense heat to weld together metal pipes and metal parts.
 Discomfort - Might be working crooked and in cramped places