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what type of tools and education should I learn to do the job?

I'm 18 years of age and I have really been interested in pipe welding cause u can travel. I've mig weld before but that's about the only experience I have with welding I enjoy it and prefer to work with metal than concrete and wood.

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Andrey’s Answer

if i were you i would take this certification its not that expensive and you can find a place near you to take the test they are located in california.
https://www.aws.org/certification/page/certified-welder-program
Since most employers prefer their employees certified in pipeline welding, becoming certified may give you an added advantage in getting hired. Having a certification shows that you are knowledgeable and experienced, even if you are relatively new to the field.
I hope I helped and God bless with this job that you know many places.
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Marc’s Answer

Pipe line service work can be a very prosperous career, but you'll be running stick and must be able to run beads that will pass a X-Ray examination. It also puts you ahead if you have your own rig (truck and welder) as you will bill that out by the hour as well. Depending on the job/company you may have to provide your own hand (helper). A lot of places will require a certification like Andrey said, but most will require you to run different passes on a couple different metals/joints then worry about the certifications, proficiency is priority over training in this field of work. You must be able to maintain a standard of work or they will remove you from the site, mistakes are costly and cannot be allowed to happen. This is also why they are paid well.
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