see the full article http://goo.gl/2lqul1 about my welding career and also some career advice for any young person going into a welding career.
I got into welding by accident. I started off in college buy college was not for me. On my first day of welding school, I could tell I was going to like it. I could see progress right away and knew that in less than a year, I was going to working as a welder making good pay.
I spent 13 years as a pipe welder, and then pivoted into aerospace welding. Along the way, I got my AWS CWI and SCWI, worked as a welder, welding instructor, metallurgical lab tech, and managed the welding training and certification program at Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center.
It was a great job…until it wasn’t.