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Is Welding a Good Career for You?

The customers at Baker’s Gas and Welding range from professional welding shops to weekend welders who take on household and personal welding projects in their spare time. Among those customers, it isn’t uncommon to hear about young welders or students evaluating their job prospects who

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Pass the 3G MIG Welding Certification Test [VIDEO]

If you had the opportunity to pass the 3G MIG certification test in less time than it usually takes, would you take it? Let’s put aside taking the test, because first we need to tackle what material the test actually covers.


Welding Resources – Welding Certification

This is the next installment of a monthly Welding Resources series. In this series, we’ll be covering key topics relevant to welding and welders. Rather than providing one narrative article detailing a specific tip, procedure, or issue, these Welding Resources posts are meant to serve

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Welding Procedure Specification

The Welding Procedure Specification or WPS is a document that is used to describe welding procedures.  The objective of this document is to inform welders of the accepted procedures to insure that repeatable and proven welding techniques are used.  A Welding Procedure Specification is developed

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How to Become a Certified Welder

In the early days of welding, many welders were not required to become certified.  Welding was just seen as a useful tool that was learned while working.  Today, it's more common for welders to be required to be certified before being hired for a position

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Are Welding Certifications Really Worth It?

When it comes to welding certifications there are many things to consider. Before going out and paying for a test that may or may not be needed you need to ask yourself three questions? Does my experience make up for the need to be certified?

Welding Education: A Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering and what it can do for you

What is Welding Engineering? If you were to reduce the welding process to its core elements, you would discover the process is all about physics—as in the science that explains matter, gravity, velocity, chemistry, biology and the universe at large.


Careers in Welding: Top Five Reasons Why You Should Become a Welder on an Offshore Drilling Rig

Whether you’ve heard this before or not, it definitely warrants repeating: skilled trades workers are in high demand—especially in the Welding Trade. If you’re a trained welder, you will not only have no problem finding a job, you can pick and choose from a variety of welding jobs.

Radiographic Interpreter Certification

Radiographic film and other media is increasingly used in welding. The radiographic interpreter reads the films and then relays what they see to the people who need to know. The American Welding Society (AWS) offers certification as a Certified Radiographic Interpreter. Picture Credit: Integrity Inspection

6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Welder

So what does it mean to be a certified welder? Sounds like a fair question, especially if you have interest in becoming a certified welder, because the answer seems to depend upon who you ask.

AWS Welding Fabricator Certification Awarded

The highest standards for welding companies are those that are set by the American Welding Society (AWS). The society's standards are so high that many companies are never able to meet them. When a company does meet the standards, then the company has earned the

Certified Welding Educator Program

Have you ever considered teaching? The American Welding Society (AWS) has made it easier than ever to become a Certified Welding Educator (CWE). This program is made for those welding professionals who are already in or want to be in the teaching field.

Nine Year Recertification for CWI or SCWI

A great way to further your welding career is by becoming a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or even moving up to a Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI). It's a great way to make sure that you make yourself valuable and earn the money that you deserve.

American Welding Online

Many welders may already know this but there will be those who don't: the American Welding Society (AWS) has a new online learning environment called American Welding Online (AWO). AWO offers a wide variety of learning tools such as interactive seminars for certified welders, students,

Careers in Welding: Certified Welding Inspector

Even if you’ve only been working in the welding trade for a short time, chances are you’ve encountered  a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). According to the American Welding Society (AWS), the welding industry’s premier trade association, the CWI credential is a nationally and internationally recognized

Getting Started in Pipeline Welding

In the construction industry, welders have some of the most coveted jobs. This is because they can negotiate for better benefits and higher pay thanks to having a difficult skill that is in high demand. Welders who work on pipelines often have to travel and

Welding Metallurgy Professional Development Workshops

May 2nd – 6th, 2011, the Welding Metallurgy (Educator Professional Development Workshop) will be held in Waco, TX. These courses are designed for those who are educators and teach in secondary and post-secondary programs. Welding Metallurgy is the first module of a four part series.

How to Prepare for a Welding Certification Test

Whether you’ve heard about the opportunities in construction welding, pipe welding, or the high-paying career in undersea welding, there’s one thing they all have in common: they’ll require welder certification. Image Source: Go Welding In order to land a welding job, most companies will want