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Careers in MIG Welding | Employment Solutions in Colorado Many welders searching for employment ask themselves whether they should be certified as a certain type of welder to be eligible for currently available jobs, such as those searching for a MIG welder. The answer to whether you should seek certification varies based on a number of factors.

To understand whether you have to be certified to get a job as a MIG welder with a particular company, there are 3 questions you should ask yourself before applying:

  1. How much experience do you have as a MIG welder? Typically, if you have 3 years or more experience as a MIG welder, you will not need to be certified to qualify for the job. However, if you have less than 3 years’ experience, it might be beneficial for you to seek certification prior to applying for the position. Becoming certified will serve to fill in any gaps you may have in your past professional experience working as a MIG welder. As such, the less experience you have as a MIG welder, the more important it will be to seek certification.
  2. Do you have experience in welding the types of materials and completing the specific projects outlined in the employment ad to which you’d like to apply? If you have a substantial background as a welder, you may still find that certification as a MIG welder would assist you in gaining employment. Despite your background as welder, certain jobs may require additional experience which you may be lacking, such as: general MIG welding; working with a specific metal or alloy; or building a particular type of structure. Therefore, you may be faced with obtaining certification in order to earn an interview with certain companies.
  3. Are you financially able to obtain certification? Welding tests can range from $200-$1000 depending on the test being taken. If you feel that you need certification to compensate for experience, you may need to look for a position as an entry MIG welder to either save money to complete a welding at a later date or gain experience to qualify for more advanced positions.

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At Employment Solutions, our expertly trained employment specialists are available to assist you in your job search and provide detailed information as to what you will need in order to secure a MIG welder position. Contact our friendly staff today at (877) 880-4473 and allow us to guide you through the process of obtaining employment.