Welding Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
40,882
declining 9.41%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,680
growing 1.97%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$14,660
growing 20.2%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Welding Technology degree recipients are Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, and Tulsa, OK. The locations with a relatively high number of Welding Technology degree recipients are Troy, OH, South Burlington, VT, and Jacksonville, AR. The most common degree awarded to students studying Welding Technology is a 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Welding Technology and the types of students that study this field. Tulsa Welding School-Houston awards the most degrees in Welding Technology in the US, but Modern Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Welding Technology.

Tuition costs for Welding Technology majors are, on average, $3,680 for in-state public colleges, and $14,660 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Welding Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (599 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (26,786 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Welding Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Welding Technology, is Public, 2-year (26,786 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Welding Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,680
Median In-State Public
$14,660
Median Out of State Private

Tulsa Welding School-Houston has the most Welding Technology degree recipients, with 1,039 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Welding Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Modern Welding School has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Welding Technology, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Welding Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Welding Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Welding Technology.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Precision Production in the United States.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Precision Production degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Precision Production (24,665 students).

Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Welding Technology are 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Associates Degree, and 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (91.5%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Welding Technology.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24,665 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7,865 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    4,734 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Welding Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    6,812 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    2,625 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,590 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Welding Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Welding Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Welding Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Welding Technology majors need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Welding Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Repairing is very distinctive for majors, but the Quality Control Analysis, Monitoring, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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