Journeyman welders typically find work as:
  • Vessel or structural steel assembly sites
  • Pipeline construction sites
  • Commercial construction sites
  • Industrial construction sites
  • Steel fabrication companies
  • Heavy equipment repair businesses
  • Self-owned contractor service companies

Experienced welders may:
  • become a welding inspector, foreman or supervisor
  • become a plant supervisor
  • open their own repair shops
  • work as portable rig welders who contract out their services

Salaries in the Real World

Salary range of welders $24,500/yr.
Average wage $31.37/hour
Source: 2016 Graduate Follow-up Survey, Class of 2014

Employers hire Lakeland Grads
  • 100 % of employers would hire a Lakeland grad again
  • 100% of employers would recommend Lakeland grads to other employers
  • 100% of employers are satisfied with the quality of Lakeland College grads
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Employer Survey conducted by insightrix

What our Alumni say
92 % are grads are happy in their jobs. Their satisfaction goes up if the job is related to their program
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Graduate Survey of Class of 2014. Conducted by insightrix