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Welders

About the job

Welders make all kinds of metal structures and objects possible. They help build things — from bridges and boats to pipe systems, buildings, and chemical plants. A love of working with tools, attention to detail, good physical coordination, and problem-solving skills are essentials for this career.

What you'll do

As a Welder, you’ll:

  • Set up and use hand-held metal joining equipment
  • Weld or join metal components
  • Fill holes, indent, or seams of metal products with precision

Interests

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Art, Design, and Creativity

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Problem Solving

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Physical and Hands-on Work

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Welders

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Lake Charles Alexandria Shreveport Monroe Baton Rouge Lafayette Houma New Orleans

* For this career, it’s recommended that you have this type of education.

* Ratings based on data collected from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Where regional data is not available, state data is shown.

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