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5 Reasons to Begin Your Welding Career

Start the New Year off with a Job You'll Love

Have you been thinking about a career in welding, but want to be sure it’s right for you?  Have you been looking at educational options, but don’t know the right school for you?  Advanced Career Institute is ready to be your answer.

2018 is the perfect time for you to begin your welding career journey.  Let’s take a look at five reasons why you should begin taking the steps to become a professional welder.

  1. There are jobs in this growing field

    According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics, the projected 10 year growth potential is 4% per year.  With nearly 400,000 open jobs in welding in the U.S. today, you can rest assured the demand for your new skills will remain high.  As more jobs seem to be outsourced and automated, it’s comforting to know that welders will continue to serve as a necessary requirement for manufacturing and other industries, across America.

  2. The starting pay and financial growth opportunities are promising

    In California, the average annual salary for a professional welder is close to $40,000.00 per year!  As you gain more experience and perfect your trade, you’ll have the ability to increase your pay–some welders earn as much as $66,000 or more.

  3. You enjoy working outside on a full-time basis, and are excited for a challenge

    Once you’ve completed your training and start your first job, you can expect to work 40 hours per week, with possible over-time.  Companies are in need of your skills! If you don’t love the sunshine and working in outdoor conditions, this probably isn’t the right career for you.  On the flip side, if you enjoy fresh air, hard work, and the challenge of meeting project deadlines–you’re going to love what your new welding job offers.

  4. Quality training will make you outperform others in the field

    Advanced Career Institute offers one of the best programs in California, and has three locations to serve residents.  As a welding student with Advanced Career Institute, you’ll receive both classroom and hands-on training, and they cater to the non-traditional or working student.  If you haven’t taken a look at ACI as a potential training provider, it’s time to get serious about your future.

  5. You can complete welding training in as little as 24 weeks

    Advanced Career Institute offers two programs designed to get you in your new job in as little time as possible.  The Welding Technology program is the shortest program, lasts 24 weeks, and is offered at their Visalia and Fresno campuses.  The Advanced Welding Technology program is available at the same campuses, and takes an additional 12 weeks to complete.  Shift your career into high gear with welding training.

What are you waiting for?  Now is the perfect time to get started in a professional field that’s going to work for you.  Welding offers quality pay, a strong outlook for the future, and growth opportunities. Advanced Career Institue is ready to help you get started. Contact us today for more information!