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Welding, soldering, and brazing workers
Description: 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.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 17 math topics Welding, soldering, and brazing workers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Powers and Roots
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Pythagorean Theorem
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Mental Math