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High-end Earners in
Arkansas ( Top 10% )
median annual wage
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  • Utilize welding machines to cut or fuse metals such as aluminum or steel
  • Understand blueprints and calculate dimensions and specifications for the welds
  • Safely clean, set up and maintain the equipment
  • Supervise the process to prevent overheating
Tiffany DeMoret
Welder/Boat Builder
High School
Hot Springs High School
Where I Trained
National Park College
What I earned

"I picked up welding with a family friend named Tony. He and I made welding tables for fun and I fell in love with it. The more you know, the better you are. The better you are, the more you make. I’m still fairly new, but I’ll get there one day. Just keep building up."

Welding is a highly transferable skill that can be applied to many occupations, such as construction and manufacturing. Welders are also employed in a wide variety of different industries, so there is room to personalize your welding experience to fit your interests!

"What I love most about my job is the people I work with. I’ve never worked anywhere where they treat you as if you are their family, and they care about their product."

Arkansas Job Outlook
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Number of jobs by 2026
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