When it comes to the welding industry, reports commonly cite outdated statistics or inaccurate information. To be the industry leader in statistical data, the AWS Foundation launched Welding Workforce Data, a website dedicated to sharing accurate welding workforce statistics and projections. Approved by AWS, the Welding Workforce Data website is powered by Emsi labor market data, CareersInWelding.com, and the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency lists.

The site shows projected welding needs and welder opportunities and is designed to become the trusted source for the industry as a whole. As of 2021, there are an estimated 754,000 U.S. welding professionals, and more than 150,000 are nearing retirement. Additional projections highlight the need for 336,000 new welding professionals by 2026, the Welding Workforce Data site is designed to answer questions people entering the welding industry need to know. 

To learn more about Welder Workforce Data and explore industry insights, visit weldingworkforcedata.com today!