Welding, soldering, and brazing workers
DescriptionSalary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year
: These workers use the heat from a torch to permanently join metal parts. Because of its strength, welding is used to build ships, cars, aircraft, and even the space shuttle.Welders may use a hand torch or a welding machine. They also use torches to cut and dismantle metal objects. Welders must wear protective gear to prevent burns and injuries. Some work outdoors on ladders or scaffolding.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/