Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
imStudio launches new website to help potential underwater welders locate schools that will develop skills and help build experience for the workforce.
Underwater welding is as thoroughly rewarding as it is potentially deadly. And so, a certified education is necessary to enter into the prodigious field. Schools can be found in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Washington, and California. Interested individuals should look at available underwater welding schools to determine what programs will support their professional goals.
At the moment, there are no age restrictions preventing any interested man or woman from pursuing a career as an underwater welder. Typically, age ranges from 18-38 years old and a healthy worker may be able to perform required duties well into their 40s. However, since hyperbaric welding is most often practiced in completely submerged conditions, an underwater welder must hold a welding certificate, with welding skills ranked at AWS D3.6, in combination with a commercial diving certificate. The diving certificate not only demonstrates that a welder is capable of diving successfully, but also reinforces necessary communication skills for an underwater work environment.
A career in underwater welding will take a welder to a variety of exotic locations around the world. They will most likely find themselves working at offshore or inshore facilities for oil companies. Additionally, underwater welders can provide maintenance to ships and cruisers in a marina, or install scientific equipment for an oceanographic institution. Job availability will vary depending on an area’s particular economic situation. However, if the work is available, an underwater welder can earn between $100,000-200,000 annually.
For more information about an exciting and financially rewarding career as an underwater welder go to Underwater Welding Guide.