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ATIM Welding Career

Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components, or to fill indentations or seams of fabricated metal products.

Occupational Overview

— Repair and join metal parts using heat and tools.

— Often wear safety shoes, goggles, and hoods with protective lenses.

— Usually work alone and indoors.

— May work up to 70 hours per week.

— Usually train through formal training programs.

— Some train on the job.

Demand for Welders

In 2012, there were 6,033 welding jobs in the Chicago region.

Wages for the Chicago Region

Starting wage: $12.00/hour

Median wage: $18.78/hour
(average for someone working in the industry for a while)

Learn More About Welding

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The video is presented here solely to provide career information.

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