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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What Welders Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Pride in a job well done.
Creating with metal.
Not Customer Facing
Art and a Science
See Vision Become Real
Solo or Small Teams
Many fields require welding. Many ways to specialize.
Entrepreneurship Potential Very High
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
Countless industries have a skilled welder shortage.
Cities With The Highest Paying Welder Jobs In Illinois