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Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers
What Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Do

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams of metal products. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area. They may work on a scaffold, high off the ground, and they occasionally must lift heavy objects and work in awkward positions.
How to Become a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer
A high school diploma combined with technical and on-the-job training is typically required to become a welder, cutter, solderer, or brazer.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $38,150 in May 2015. Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 4 percent by 2024.