Any young chap, still fresh with his high school diploma in his hands, and maybe even still a bit wet behind the ears, with an artisanal but creative bent might be interested in this as a future career. It is also one of those jobs that are not likely to be going away any day soon, not easily affected by the robotics that are sweeping many factory and industrial floors. Like a psychiatrist with his patient lying comfortably on the proverbial couch, the professional welder’s work is characterized and featured by unique human interventions. No robot can design a magnificent work of art that is going to be standing on your municipal plaza the way a bespoke welder will be able to.
The bespoke welder is also characterized by years of experience in the industry. But his experience and acute knowledge of all things to do with welding also enables him to slip in quite comfortably with all the new technologies and innovations that have been sweeping the floors of factories these last few years. Speaking of which, there is not a day that the accomplished welder cannot go and have a look at the latest batch of welding supplies online, know what materials he is viewing, know what he needs going forward, and know how and where to place his next order. And while he is still busy crafting his next masterpiece, the shipping is done and dusted and his latest welding box is already on its way.
No matter what, however, welding still requires a few years at least of practical and theoretical training, but as a high school leaver, you can at least brace yourself for an apprenticeship which at least allows you to earn while you learn.