Job Outlook

While overall employment for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is anticipated to remain relatively stable from 2022 to 2032, there is an encouraging outlook for job opportunities in this field. On average, approximately 42,600 openings per year are projected over the decade. These opportunities arise primarily from the need to replace workers who may transition to other occupations or retire from the workforce. This continuous demand for skilled professionals not only ensures a steady flow of job openings but also underscores the ongoing importance and relevance of these roles in various industries. As the workforce evolves, these positions will continue to play a vital role, offering a reliable and resilient career path for individuals pursuing a future in welding and related fields.

Job Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, starting salaries for welders are in the mid-twenties with typical hourly wages ranging from $15.38 and $48.08 per hour depending on skill and experience.

Special Notice

  • Students will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Students can apply at any time.
  • The Welding program is offered at the East Campus in Dade City for morning, afternoon, and evening times, and Marchman Technical College in New Port Richey for evening times only.
  • Courses must be taken in sequential order unless students obtain prior consent of instructor.
  • Students must pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) in order to receive a certificate at time of completion. The test must be taken at the time the student enters the program. Students who do not pass the test can enroll in the program and work on remediation activities in the Academic Success Center. For exemptions, visit PHSC Testing Services.