Pipe welding is agreed by several experts to be one of the most difficult skills when learning to weld. Many students quit the training and move to work in another welding works unaware of the benefits and advantages pipe welding can bring them.
Here are some benefits of becoming a pipe welder or pipefitter:
- Master welding
Like a master key pipe welding can open the door to the rest of the welding types like structural welding. That is because, in general it requires a high skill level, so if you learn to weld a pipe, you can weld almost anything. Becoming a pipe welder will make it easier if you want to continue learning to work in other sectors but it does not work vice versa.
- Wide range of industries in different countries
It’s true that the oil & gas sector offers several opportunities for welders but skilled pipe welders are also required in water treatment plants and sewer systems to maintain the steel pipes used in industrial scaffolding. Gaining insight and knowledge into many different industries and fields is attractive to employers in many different industries and can open up many doors not only in your country.
If you enjoy traveling, pipe welding can be an excellent career path since pipe welders frequently move around to different locations worldwide. There are employment opportunities in the United States, Germany, parts of Africa, South America and plenty of other areas.
- Long term and well-paid career
The ongoing demand for pipefitters isn’t likely to dissipate any time in the near future, so they aren’t likely to be unemployed. According to official and institutional data, such of those from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the salaries of pipe welders are around 32.000 to 45.000 € annually in Europe and almost $50,000 in USA.