Career Outlook for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

Also known as:  Aluminum Welder, Arc Welder, Brazer, Certified Maintenance Welder, Cutting Torch Operator, Pipe Welder, Silver Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder Fitter, Wire Welder
The overall job outlook for Welder, Cutter, or Welder Fitter careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 8.90 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.48 percent per year. Demand for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters is expected to go up, with an expected 91,340 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.63 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters in the following states
Texas 44,380
California 21,180
Pennsylvania 13,630
Louisiana 13,600
Illinois 13,600
Ohio 12,140
Florida 10,950
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
Virgin Islands 100
District of Columbia 150
Guam 160
Vermont 260
Hawaii 460
Delaware 480
Alaska 720