As long as the world turns, this is an AMAZING trade to look into. If you are someone who can handle long hours, extreme conditions and can deal with smoke and fire on the regular, then this will be an excellent career. You have to choose a career path that suites you for you and not just for the money. Some can handle it and some can't! I will say this, do your research on welders uncover then unknown and is if this is something you want to make a career out of or a trade.