Jacob Mills

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Jacob's an experienced fitter and tuner/welder who's passionate about helping others develop in life through new skills and opportunities. He's found writing on numerous sites like weldingchamps.com about his passions including his website tinyhomeskingdom.com

Can I Use a Welding Helmet to View an Eclipse?

Welding Helmet to View an Eclipse

If you’ve ever seen a solar eclipse, you should consider yourself to be pretty lucky. A total solar eclipse is a very rare event, and most people will never actually see one in their lifetime. Of course, in the age of social media and cameras in everyone’s pocket, you could easily see videos or pictures […]

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22 Different Types of Welding Jobs & Careers

Welding Jobs

Welding is a highly skilled trade with many different career paths available. There’s a lot more to it than just welding two pieces of metal together. Some welders work underwater in the open ocean or rivers and lakes, performing various jobs such as building ships or maintaining oil rigs. Other welders may work on pipelines […]

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The 17 Best Welding Schools & Colleges in the US

Welding School

With over 488,000 projected job openings in the field by 2028, welding is a career with plenty of opportunities for employment and it just keeps growing. Welders are in demand throughout many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, building and construction, even the military. With welding education, you could have a career as an assembler, manufacturing […]

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11 Highest Paying Welding Jobs in 2020

Highest Paid Welding Job

As a basic welder, the pay is pretty decent, but it’s not the most lucrative of careers. With an annual salary ranging from $30,000 – $60,000 depending on experience, it’s a career that will afford you a decent life, but you won’t be stacking away the savings or buying a second home on this salary. […]

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5 Best Welding Companies to Work for in 2020

Welding Work

Welding is a highly skilled trade that takes many years of experience to perfect. More than just experience, you’ll need certifications if you want to land the best jobs in the industry. But certifications aren’t easy to come by. They require pricey specialized schooling, not to mention the time you have to invest in school, […]

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Best and Worst Cities for Welding Jobs in 2020

welding jobs

In the United States, nearly 400,000 welders are currently employed. That’s just about one welding job for every thousand jobs that exist across the country. On average, these welders are earning $44,360 annually. This isn’t the most impressive salary, but it’s just the national average. Welders in some cities are bringing home $20,000 more each […]

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The 10 Best Underwater Welding Schools & Colleges in the US

Diver with Underwater Camera

Commercial diving is the sixth fastest-growing career in the United States, and underwater welding is one of the major skills that can help you get well-paying employment in this expanding industry. From deep ocean oil rigs to dams on lakes and rivers, there are plenty of places to work in this field and many different […]

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How to Weld Cast Iron – A Full Guide

How to Weld Cast Iron

It’s a nightmare for any cast-iron machine owner to crack or break a vital cast component. It can mean thousands of dollars in replacement parts or hundreds of dollars for hiring a cast-iron welding specialist. Either option can be chosen, but if you know how to weld and are up for learning a new skill, […]

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22 Must-Have Welding Tools & Accessories

A welder in action

Welding is a dangerously hot job. Though all tools are important, we believe that the most important ones are the items that every welder should have to keep themselves safe. We have listed the safety items that we believe are the most important, as well as other tools that are needed, in order of their […]

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9 Different Types of Welding Processes

Welding Process

When you start learning to weld, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available on the subject. It can be difficult to begin your welding journey without knowing about the different welding types that exist. Some are easier to learn, while others are quite difficult. While certain types of welding produce […]

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