Those who want to become welders in New Jersey have several schools to train at.
We’ll provide a list of these schools and ways to contact them.
There are is other information future welders may be curious about and we included that as well.
The Job of a Welder
Welders must fuse metals together.
They do this with the help of various tools, heat and by using several methods.
Like in any job, there are plenty of responsibilities welders must be aware of and perform.
These are the most common ones:
- Being able to read instructions from drawings or blueprints.
- Strictly adhering to the instructions.
- Choosing the right welding method based on the materials they have to fuse.
- Decide which are the correct tools to use, depending on the selected method.
- Performing maintenance on the machinery used.
Where to Find Employment
After you get certified, you’ll be able to find a job in fields such as:
- Construction of buildings and bridges
- Gas & oil field power plants and refineries
- Auto & motorcycle fabrication and repair
- Aerospace applications
Of course, more jobs will come your way as you gain experience.
Median Wage in New Jersey
One of the first things you may be curious about is the money you’ll earn for your work.
New Jersey welders earn on average $43,882 per year.
Across the country, the median wage for a welder is $39,533 annually.
Top 10% of the best-paid professionals in New Jersey make $50,414.
Top 10% of best-paid welders make, at a national level $45,418.Annual Salary Range:
Average Salaries of Welders in New Jersey
Best Training Schools in New Jersey
Below you can find the schools providing welding training in New Jersey.
The most common welding methods are taught in all these schools because they’ve been approved by the American Welding Society’s SENSE Accreditation Program.
Those methods are Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG).
25 Top Welding Schools in New Jersey
|School Name||Address||Phone Number|
|Atlantic County Vocational Technical School,||5080 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 United States||(609) 625-2249|
|Bergen Community College, Div. Of Cont. Edu.||400 Paramus Rd. TEC 115 Paramus, NJ 07652 United States||(201) 612-5300|
|Bergen County Technical School||64 Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652, Paramus, NJ 07601 United States||(201) 343-6000 ext. 227|
|Brookdale Community College||765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738 United States||(732) 224-2186|
|Burlington County Institute of Tech||10 Hawkins Rd, Medford, NJ 08055 United States||(609) 654-0200|
|Camden County College||200 College Drive Blackwood, NJ 08012 United States||(856) 374-4902|
|Camden County Tech School||6008 Browning Rd, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 United States||(856) 767-7000|
|Camden County Technical School – Gloucester Township And Tennsauken Campuses||343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 United States||(856) 767-7000|
|Cape May County Vo-Tech||Technical Center, 188 Crest Haven Rd, Cape, NJ 08210 United States||(609) 465-2161|
|Cumberland County Board of Vocational Education||3400 College Drive Vineland, NJ 08360||(856) 451-9000|
|Divers Academy International||Lakeside Business Park, 1500 Liberty Place, Erial, NJ 08081-1139 United States||(856) 966-1871|
|Essex County Vocational School||91 W Market St, Newark, NJ 07013 United States||(973) 622-1100|
|Gloucester County Institute of Technology||1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 United States||(609) 468-1445|
|Hohokus School Of Trade And Technical Sciences||634 Market Street Paterson, NJ 07513 United States||(800) 646-9353|
|Mercer County Vocational Tech School||1085 Old Trenton Rd, Trenton, NJ 08690 United States||(609) 586-2121|
|Mid State Correctional Facility||P.O. Box 866 Range Rd, Wrightstown, NJ 08562 United States||(609) 723-4221 ext. 8438|
|Middlesex County Vocational-E Brunswick||112 Rues Lane, E Brunswick, NJ 8816 United States||(732) 254-8700|
|Morris County Vocational School District||400 East Main St, Denville, NJ 07834 United States||(201) 627-4600|
|Ocean County Vocational-Technical – Toms River||1299 Old Freehold Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753 United States||(732) 244-1122|
|Passaic Co Technical Institute||45 Reinhardt Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470 United States||(201) 790-6000|
|Pemberton Township Schools||PTHS Annex Arneys Mt Rd, Pemberton, NJ 08068 United States||(609) 894-2244|
|Salem County Vocational Tech Career Center||P.O. Box 350, Woodstown, NJ 08098 United States||(609) 769-0101|
|Sussex County Technical School||105 N Church Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871 United States||(973) 383-6700 ext. 559|
|Union County Vocational School||1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States||(908) 889-2928|
|Warren County Vocational Technical High School||1500 Rt 57, Washington, NJ 07882 United States||(908) 689-0122|
Make sure to doublecheck the information above as it could change.
All future students must meet some requirements.
One of them is having a high school diploma or GED.
In a few cases high school students may be accepted as well.
At the end of the training period you’ll have to pass a test to prove your proficiency.
Underwater Welding Schools
There’s only just one school in New Jersey offering training for underwater welding.
The schools is in the City of Erial, has great facilities and programs.
Luckily, there are plenty of schools to train at if you want to become a welder.
All there’s left is for you to decide on one of them.