Career Outlook for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Brazing Machine Operator, Brazing Machine Setter and Setup Operator, Brazing Machine Tender, Electron Beam Welder Setter, Machine Welder, Reserve Tube Welder, Soldering Machine Operator, Soldering Machine Setter and Setup Operator, Soldering Machine Tender, Ultrasonic Welding Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Welding, Soldering, or Brazing Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 18.39 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 3.06 percent per year. Demand for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 11,770 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.82 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Ohio 4,610
Indiana 3,130
Michigan 2,240
Illinois 2,030
California 1,920
Texas 1,880
Wisconsin 1,500
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Vermont 30
Montana 50
Idaho 60
Nevada 80
Maine 100
Wyoming 100
Puerto Rico 120
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