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how long does it take for someone to master welding and fully understand everything that is needed in the job.

My name is angelo zaragoza im 16 years old i want to be a welder and make good money i like to play sports basketball im good at stuff when i put my mind and effort. career

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yehia’s Answer

The path to becoming a welder can vary; however, due to employer preferences and requirements, post-secondary welding programs and industry certifications are two common steps. A high school diploma or GED and on-the-job training are also usually required in terms of welding education.It’s important to note that becoming a welder may take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the kind of training a welder pursues.For example, some welders start out as laborers, and the on-the-job training they earn allows them to advance in the field without ever attending a welding training program at a vocational or trade school. However, starting as a laborer and becoming a welder through on-the-job training can take years.Also, although some employers may be willing to hire inexperienced entry-level workers and train them on the job, many prefer to hire workers who already have training, credentials, and certifications. Employers usually want someone with training, because even welders with formal training still often have to receive several additional months of on-the-job training and in some cases certifications, depending on their employer
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Margaret’s Answer

Hi Angelo! I am not a welder, but I have worked with welders for about 8 years. The best technical welders I've worked with have been at least 3 years into their career, but we have had very good welders right out of technical school. In my experience, a few of the things I would say are consistent with successful welders is an inquisitive mind, ability to work independently, ability to communicate effectively with others. Welders are key personnel for many manufacturing plants in many different industries. In order to master, it truly depends what type of welding you'd like to do, what industry you'd like to work in, certifications that are required, etc. Although you can absolutely become very skilled, I would encourage you to always seek continued growth. Mastering something is subjective. If you strive for continued learning, you'll become a master as a result!