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where can i get a welding job out of high school?

Where can I get a welding job out of high school.

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skip the college and go to the UA pipefitters pipe welders here in California are you a pays $106 an hour that is total package of course some of that goes into your 401a or 401K your health and welfare and obviously on top of all that there is still a pension available that is yours depending on how many hours you work and how many credits you get if you put in $7 an hour into your 401a and 401K an hour is mandatory that comes out of your 106 you will have about a million dollars in it by the time you retire on top of your pension , not to mention they actually are putting you through college and they are paying for it free charge it's about a $50,000 benefit for you as well as earning real college credits for these classes so that means you can go and take maybe two or three more elective classes at your local college and earn yourself a ba in project management or the similar engineering doesn't matter whatever you prefer your career would take you to places that you never thought you could be making well over $200 an hour if that sounds like something you're interested in making as much money as a doctor or a top lawyer but that's the way you want to go in my opinion the only way to go, the union also offers grants and scholarships for your children not to mention that it's a rewarding career pipefitters and welders are very well respected and it's a great career it's very beneficial to your person until your community because you are ultimately responsible for bringing power and necessities to every home in the world without a pipefitter that would be no gas there would be no oil there would be no power so just think without you the world would be in a horrible state of demise lol but I would recommend only doing this if you are actually ready for a career this is an opportunity you really do not want to mess up so make sure you take it seriously if you want a rewarding career for the rest of your life I can tell you from experience I worked one month of 7/13 and made about $30,000 to mess that up , ......you will be not happy with yourself because it is opportunity that comes rarely so take the pre- apprenticeship test classes make sure you're ready for that test because it is not a joke that test is hard it is unforgiving and it is time to get about 30 seconds of question no calculator you get a piece of scratch paper and the questions are trigonometry they are algebra they are tricky word questions that are made to test your ability to use reading comprehension and literacy, taking it straight out of high school is a plus because you are almost fresh on these types of things or you should be by the time you're out of high school but definitely do not take that test unless you take the pre apprenticeship classes and they are available because you will ultimately 100% be ready for that test I know from experience that was 1100 people that signed up for the test only 45 of us made it I took it very seriously I scored a 98% and something that pays this amount of money especially in the high money era we live in is a must and if you can get it and you can hold on to it you will benefit for the rest of your life it is rewarding and it pays well verry well

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Or optionally I'm just kidding there isn't really any other options unless you're going to be a rig welder where you have your own rig and you get your own certifications and go find work on your own and there are ways to do that you'll get paid barely a little more but you're going to pay for your own benefits your own health care and ultimately you're your own Boss and that's not always the best thing so that being said the best route to take is Ua
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Walker, thank you for your question. The short answer is yes you can get a job right out of high school training/working as a welder. Go on the internet and look up apprentices' program for welding or go to your local shipyard and ask if they have any welding apprentice's positions available. If neither of those suits you there are schools with training courses that take less than six months. Best of luck
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Daniel’s Answer

The best and only way to get a job welding straight out of high school is to be certified by the high school. A high school aged welder isn't going to have the "under hood" experience as another welder with more experience and that could be problematic in your search for employment.
I recommend getting involved in a welding program at a local college and have those transcripts ready to share with anyone who would contact you with a job offer and stay sharp with your skills and you'll do fine on the weld tests you've done previously.
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