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$96,000/ year
Estimated Salary

Becoming a Welder in Hawaii

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 Hawaii

Tools of the Trade

Welding Machine
Welding Machine
Grinder
Grinder
Welding Helmet
Welding Helmet
Welding Magnets
Welding Magnets
Chipping Hammer
Chipping Hammer
Welding Gloves
Welding Gloves

What Welders Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Pride in a job well done.
Creating with metal.

Characteristics

High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Art and a Science
See Vision Become Real
Solo or Small Teams

Outlook

Optionality Potential
High
Many fields require welding. Many ways to specialize.
Entrepreneurship Potential
Very High
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
Demand Forecast
High
Countless industries have a skilled welder shortage.

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