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Welders and Welding Technicians

Advancement Prospects

Advancement usually depends on acquiring additional skills. Workers who gain experience and learn new processes and techniques are increasingly valuable to their employers. Welders can become welding supervisors and take on the responsibility of assigning jobs to workers and showing them how the tasks should be performed. They must supervise job performance and ensure that operations are performed correctly and economically. Others may become welding instructors, teaching welding theory, techniques, and related processes. Some welders advance to the position of welding production manager, responsible for all aspects of welding production: equipment, materials, process control, inspection, and cost control. Finally, some experienced welders go into business for themselves and open their own welding and repair shops.

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