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PWL#076B - Resources on Best Paying Welding Jobs, Pipeline-, Structural-, Pipe-Fitter-, Boilermaker-
December 15, 2009

Bulletin 44
December 15, 2009

PWL#076B - Resources on Best Paying Welding Jobs, Pipeline-, Structural-, Pipe-Fitter-, Boilermaker-Welder, Aerospace-Welder, Union welding Jobs, Oil Rig Welders, Underwater Welder and more...


Mid December Bulletin

15 December 2009 - Resources on Best Paying Jobs - Bulletin 44


Introduction

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On the argument of this Issue see also the following Website pages: Welding Jobs
Welding Education and Training

and the following articles:
Is it Worth Planning a Career in Welding?
September 7, 2006. Click on Planning.
Planning a Career in Welding: A young Person's Guide
July 10, 2007 Click on Welding Career.
Why Pick Welding As Your Job For Life?
October 6, 2009. Click on Job for Life.

The subject dealt with in this Bulletin is a quite heavy one. Although I believe I searched it to the best of my due diligence, I am aware that I could not cover it completely. Readers willing to suggest additional information that they know and peruse successfully, can send a note by e-mail, using the Contact Us form.

Most of the information found on the Internet refers obviously to the
US market which is quite important globally. Some of the general indications may be valid possibly for other markets as well.

It seems that it can be concluded that usually union jobs pay better, but there may be exceptions. Official Certifications and the capability to pass relevant examinations are obviously necessary conditions to qualify for the most sought for and better paid positions.

Among the better paid welding jobs the following ones are currently remarked:

  • Pipeline Welder
  • Structural Welder
  • Pipe fitter Welder
  • Boilermaker Welder
  • Aerospace Welder

Additionally the following outstandingly hard and demanding jobs are pointed out: those of underwater welders and of oil rig welders.

Much discussion on High Paid Welding Jobs appears in Forums [or better Fora (in Latin)]. As such it represents quite personal views written in conversational stile, their reliability is difficult to check, and it is quite time consuming to browse through them.

However interested readers can get ideas and possibly find a way to further inquire the issues. Click on PWL#070B for Welding Forums.

This review considers only manual welders. It is understood that the best ones, after so many years of hard work, may be willing to seek higher wages and more comfortable jobs as team leaders, inspectors and supervisors, possibly after further training.

Good Welders alert to the opportunities coming their way may be given the chance to learn new techniques or specializations (like welding robot operator) that could land them to a better paid job.

Readers having personal knowledge and experience on the subject are urged to inform their colleagues by sending in their notes and recommendations for publication here.

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Resources

A Matter of Supply and Demand
http://www.aws.org/wj/2003/04/editorial/

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (4 pages)
http://www.bls.gov/oco/pdf/ocos211.pdf

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
http://www.bls.gov/oco/pdf/ocos226.pdf

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes514121.htm

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes514122.htm

WEC Welding Institute - Welding Q&A
http://www.wecweldinginstitute.com/career_welding.htm

American Welding Society - JobFIND
Job Seekers: Post Your Resume Today: Free & Confidential
http://www.aws.org/w/a/jobfind/?id=YPr9asJe

Downward arc: Skilled jobs go unfilled: Welder shortage hampers firms
http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?articleID=070607_238_E1_spanc12208

A High-Paying, Skilled Trade: Welding
http://www.mwood.cc/vnews/display.v/SEC/High%20School|Career%20and%20Technical%3E%3EWelding

Underwater Welding Jobs
http://brassmein.com/articles/underwater.htm

Auto Mechanic & Welding Schools
http://www.squidoo.com/OklahomaTechnicalCollege#module73028461

Best Career Opportunities, "College Degree Not Required"
(See: #12 - Boilermaker, #75 - Structural Metal Worker, #197 - Welder, #222 - Welding Machine Operator)
http://www.citytowninfo.com/studies/best-careers-degree-not-required.html

Highest Paying Jobs that don't Require a College Degree
(See: Welders - pages 13 to 17)
http://www.resumagic.com/files/resumagic_highestpayingjobs_nodegree.pdf

Welding Technology (Alaska)
http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/welding/index.html

Opportunities for Welding Technology Students Continue to Grow
http://www.rockbridgeweekly.com/rw_article.php?ndx=9123

Welders see bright futures
http://www.jsonline.com/business/39820522.html

Women's Success Stories
http://www.womentechworld.org/elcamino/dulce.html

Offshore Oil Rig Jobs
http://www.oilcareer.net/

[Advertisement for ]
Oil Career Employment Center
(Membership Site for 6 Months @ $33/month
with 100% money back guarantee for 90 days.)
http://www.oilcareer.com/

[Advertisement for a Job Placement Company requiring a fee]
Thousands of Job Vacancies in the Oil Industry!
Rigworker.com

Finding a Welding Job
(Promo of an e-book for sale ($67.67),
promising to help in finding high paying Jobs)
http://www.weldingjobsecrets.com/

What You Need to Know About Oil Rig Welder Jobs
[with a link to a recruiter...]
http://ezinearticles.com/?id=1948612

[Some advice and Advertisement for a Recruitment Company]
Top 3 Benefits Of Using RigWorker.com Service
http://oilrigjobs.calvinmarketing.com/blog/top-3-benefits-of-using-rigworkercom-service/

Some Facts And Figures On Rig Welder Jobs
http://www.scaffolddevon.co.uk/scaffolding/rig-welding-jobs-some-facts-and-figures-on-rig-welder-jobs-by-2/

'It really is quite safe'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4576351.stm

Welding Jobs That Pay the Most
http://ezinearticles.com/?&id=2527674

How to find a welding job in New York City
http://www.helium.com/items/1185988-how-to-find-welding-jobs-in-new-york-city

Starting a Welding Business
http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/starting-a-welding-business.html
see also Starting a Welding Shop
.

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