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Whats most challenging ?

what would be the most challenging obstacle you faced trying to become a welder and what you have to do in order to become a welder, and how difficult it really is.

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James’s Answer

The hardest thing about becoming a welder is a hardest thing. When it comes to being anything you wanna be in life. Self, you have to master self-discipline once you master self Discipline you can become anything you want!
Then it's only a matter of gaining knowledge depending on your age. If you're too young to start votec training , you can can gain knowledge from YouTube,Family, friends anywhere you can also
Online internet as you are gaining knowledge now
You can enroll in schooling. Start in high school tech classes they are very many different types of welding find the process that you would like to specialize in as there are many fields and the more you specialize in one process the more value you become and if you specialize in all the processes better yet and I've loved to weld since day one it's not difficult at all it's actually very satisfying I taught my kids how to weld they find it very satisfying it's basically pretty easy if you keep an open mind put in hard work you can become a welder or anything else in life you want to be!!! Happy Holidays
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Daniel’s Answer

To me, the viability of a career in welding would largely depend on the geographical location and prevailing welding industries in the area. Various aspects of welding can pose challenges for different individuals. Personally, I faced a setback in my initial welding job, being laid off within the first week. However, I was fortunate enough to find another employer who invested time in mentoring me in the trade. Subsequently, I have accumulated almost two decades of experience in welding and now aspire to become a welding educator, passing on my knowledge to future generations. One profound piece of advice I received early on has always resonated with me: "Your weld will never be perfect; there is always room for improvement." Motivated by this, I continuously strive to enhance my welding skills with each subsequent project. The most daunting phase is taking the plunge to embark on this journey; the subsequent stages involve relentless pursuit of improvement. It is worth noting that there are establishments willing to hire individuals with no prior experience. Although the compensation may be modest, it serves as an invaluable opportunity to gain practical knowledge. Furthermore, exploring potential programs to support your pursuit of welding education is also advisable. Ultimately, the pivotal factor lies in taking that crucial first step. Despite any obstacles or doubts, a career in welding is attainable; one simply needs to embrace the opportunity and seize it.
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Asher !

Different aspects of Welding are challenging for some people and not for others. The way that you will find out your aptitude and skill is by actually getting the training. If you could get an adult to show you how to do some very low level welding with the smaller type tools, you can break the ice for yourself and take it a step at a time. I am not a welder and have never welded but I'd like to shed some light on your interest.

Becoming a welder entails training and employment and with that there are always challenges in any study or career. Welding can be somewhat dangerous, but people manage to do it without major accidents because good training will show you how to do the job safely and effectively.

To become a welder, you should first explore welding jobs on line. See what is required in order to obtain a job in this field. Also research the types of welding jobs there are. This will give you a head start in knowing what you may be interested in. Than get training by taking welding courses. The Welding Schools near you are a little bit more than 50 miles from where you live, but you should visit their websites and familiarize yourself with the schools. They are Louisiana Community and Technical College in New Orleans with campuses also in Chalmette, and in Schriever. You can also do a search for more if you do not mind traveling further. When you are finished with training, get hands on experience possibly through an apprenticeship or volunteering, than obtain your Welders Certification. At this point, you will be seeking career level work as a welder. Do not hesitate to read a lot about the subject on line, through books and trade magazines like Welding Journal and watch some videos about welding on You Tube.

Something that will also be helpful would be to register at the American Welding Society website. It offers a great deal of information and resources that you wouldn't want to miss.

Most of all, try not to worry about how difficult it may be. The first opportunity you get, try it. That will be the only way you'll know what comes easy to you and which things you'll have to work extra hard at.

I hope this helps and I wish you all the best !

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY https://www.aws.org/Career-Resources/
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