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The pros and cons of being an underwater welder

I am very interested in joining that field and I want to make sure it is a good career for me. #career #career-path

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Steve’s Answer

Hi Sam,

The underwater welder is a well-paid job, but it comes with several difficulties.
Pros :
1. well-paid

Con:
1. It's a super risky job, and you can damage your body/health at any second
2. Underwater is a dark and lonely environment
3. There's a chance this job will be replaced by robot anytime soon

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Hassan’s Answer

Pro is that the pay will be higher but the cons are that it's more difficult work, requires more training ($30,000 https://www.diversinstitute.edu/financial-aid/ and https://waterwelders.com/best-underwater-welding-schools/), and is more dangerous due to the work locations under water.
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Katie’s Answer

Hi Sam, this sounds like an adventurous career. It looks like there's a few types of underwater welders and I found this article helpful to wrap my mind around it:

https://waterwelders.com/swim-salary-how-much-do-underwater-welders-earn/

In addition to what others have mentioned here's a few things to think about:

Location - will you be working in a location that you will enjoy living?
Travel - or will you be traveling a lot to commute to work? (I'm thinking about those to live in the Inland Northwest and travel to Alaska or Texas for this kind of work in the oil industry)
Risk vs. Reward- is the money worth the danger of the job?
Flexibility and consistency - will your schedule be flexible or consistent? How will that affect your income and free time?

Wishing you the best of luck in your career search!
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