• National Average Median Pay

    $63,000

  • Real Go-Getters Make

    $95,000

  • Hourly wages up to

    $32/hour

Responsibilities

  • Develop new curricula, course content, and methods of welding instruction
  • Prepare and maintain attendance rosters, student grades, book orders, and welding shop
  • Participate in task forces designed to promote welding and welding education
  • Attend seminars, conferences, and courses to keep abreast of developments in the field
  • Collaborate with administration, faculty, and community

Education & Training

Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:

Minimum

Associate degree in welding, metals fabrication, engineering technology, etc.

Education

Certificate in welding, metals fabrication, machining, vocational education, etc.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in welding, vocational education, welding engineering, etc.

Training

Apprenticeship program

Training

Related welding work experience

Certification

State or national teaching requirement

Certification

AWS Certified Welder, AWS Certified Welding Educator, AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Essential Skills

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Proficient computer skills and adaptable to emerging technologies
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and strong leader
  • Effective written and verbal communicator to student and industry audiences
  • Knowledgeable of weld discontinuities, materials, weldability characteristics, and filler metals

Work Environment

Welding educators primarily work in the classroom and shop environment. Travel may be minimal or extensive given the nature of the work.

Top Industries

Industrial

Industrial

Power Generation, Oil & Gas Service, Heavy Equipment Repair, Industrial Maintenance, Maritime
Professional

Professional

Specialized Training, Accredited Education, Consulting, Workforce Solutions

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