Becoming a Pipeline Welder in Alaska | Tradeschool.com
Pipeline Welder
Pipeline Welder
Pipeline Welder
Pipeline Welder
Pipeline Welder
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$99,960/ year*
Estimated Salary
$99,960
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Pipeline Welder in Alaska

Overview

A welder is a tradesperson who specializes in fusing materials together. The term welder refers to the operator, the machine is referred to as the welding power supply. The materials...to be joined can be metals (such as steel, aluminum, brass, stainless steel etc.) or varieties of plastic or polymer.
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$40,000/yr in Alaska

Tools of the Trade

Welding Machine
Welding Machine
Grinder
Grinder
Hand Torch
Hand Torch
Barrel Torch
Barrel Torch
Pancake Hood
Pancake Hood
Stinger
Stinger
Welding Machine
Welding Machine
Grinder
Grinder
Hand Torch
Hand Torch
Barrel Torch
Barrel Torch
Pancake Hood
Pancake Hood

What Pipeline Welders Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.

Characteristics

High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams

Outlook

Optionality PotentialHigh
Many fields require welding. Many ways to specialize.
Entrepreneurship Potential Very High
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
Demand ForecastMedium
Very dependent on the oil and gas industry.