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What accomplishments do you feel set you apart in the welding industry??

I want to know more about welding.

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William’s Answer

Hello Jana,

I think this question really depends on where do you want to do within the welding industry? For my self I start out learning to weld, got certifications in a few processes and worked in the field for a few years. I then became interested in NDT (non destructive testing) and went back to school to learn LPI (liquid penetrant inspection), MPI (magnetic particle inspection) and then after working for a while in the field went and learned UT and RT (Ultrasonic Testing and Radiographic Testing). While I enjoyed working in this sector of the industry I was still hungry to learn more so I perused my B.S. Welding Engineering Technology degree. This along with my previous hands on experience and knowledge really opened the doors to the almost every sector of the welding industry allowing me to chart my own path and career to where I am today.
Long story short there are great career paths in every aspect of the welding industry, the choice of where you want to be in it is up to you and that choice will help you decide which path to take (welding certifications vs BS degree in Welding).
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Daniel’s Answer

As a welder, I'm constantly growing and achieving new milestones. I embarked on my journey in the welding industry 20 years ago. I chose to pursue an education in it and discovered I had a knack for it. Since then, I've had the privilege of working on a myriad of exciting projects using various welding techniques.

Recently, I've decided to further my education with the goal of becoming a welding instructor in the future. Every time I master a new technique or successfully complete a project, I feel a sense of immense accomplishment. Each new skill I acquire adds value to my professional worth.

I started off with stick welding, then progressed to MIG. When my job called for TIG welding, I seized the opportunity to learn that as well. I've also gained experience in welding on different materials like stainless steel and mild steel. Recently, I've been involved with welding robots, which I eagerly embraced as another learning opportunity.

To me, each of these are significant achievements. The journey of learning and achieving in the welding industry is infinite, as long as you're willing to put in the effort. Wishing you all the best on your journey!
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Karin’s Answer

Hi Jana,

You can go for lots of certifications as a welder. The basic one is certified welder. Further certificates would indicate to an employer your abilities and your versatility. Special certifications, e.g. for underwater welding would allow you to work more difficult jobs and get paid handsomely.

I hope this helps!

KP

Karin recommends the following next steps:

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/welding-certifications
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