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Is there anyone here that works as an underwater welder or as a military flight attendant?

I'm a military fire fighter looking to cross train into a new career field or look at getting into underwater welding. #career #training


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Desiree’s Answer

Full disclosure: I am neither. But I am a PADI Rescue SCUBA diver and I always thought underwater welding (and structural inspection) was a great marriage of hobby and expertise. I understood that you needed to have quality welding skills on-land first. Perhaps you can contact some PADI dive shops and ask them about how to get qualified in underwater welding?

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contact PADI dive shops and ask them about how to get qualified in underwater welding
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become a skilled welder on-land (if not already)
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search on line (a quick internet search turned up: https://www.diversinstitute.edu/programs/underwater-welding/ )
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Kim’s Answer

Underwater-welding is a very specialized skill. You would be able to use it after leaving the military, perhaps in the oil/gas industry or on ships. Having the firefighting experience will be a plus.

Will the military allow you to cross train into underwater welding? Do you have diving experience? The ability to stay calm below the surface, monitor your own tank as well as your welding equipment, and follow all safety protocols will require someone with calm nerves! I think before you decide this is what you want to do, you should definitely do some diving! There's a diving group at Amistad, and people also dive at Balmorhea.

I'm not sure what a military flight attendant is. Is that a medivac position?

Out of curiosity, why do you want to get out of firefighting?




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