Career Information

Job Outlook

WHY SHOULD YOU GET A WELDING DIPLOMA?
Great Jobs! • Excellent Salaries! • Security!

Job Placement rates for graduates of VGCC's Welding program are high. More than 35 graduates of the Welding program own their own businesses, and many others have become foremen, group leaders or supervisors. Welding jobs cannot be out-sourced and demand for welders continues to increase. Employment of welders is expected to continue to increase. Demands for buildings, heavy machinery, and various products that welders help make will be stimulated by increases in population and income.

Graduates find employment in:

 

  • Welding shops
  • Construction companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Shipbuilding firms
     

 

$24,690 - $39,500: This is the salary range with a one-year community college diploma plus A.W.S. certification.