Welding is a valuable skill and can be enjoyable. One challenge is being persistent and patient enough to improve over time so that you can lay a clean, even bead of weld. Another challenge is that the work environment is high-risk and noisy. Finally, experienced welders often report some loss of vision due to staring at the spark for hours, even with eye protection.
Serah recommends the following next steps:
- Ask your friends and family if they know anyone currently working as a welder. See if you can talk with that person for a half-hour about their experience.
- Find out more about the work www.jobs4welding.com/weldwise/pros-and-cons-of-being-a-welder/.
- Make a list of apprenticeship programs in your area.