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Employment, Employment Concentration, and Employment Projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.
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Projected Employment for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in US

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2018 2028
United States 424,700 439,100 3% 48,800
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
Texas 54,410 64,160 +18% 7,180
California 29,500 31,800 +8% 3,450
Ohio 18,080 18,580 +3% 1,970
Louisiana 15,900 17,380 +9% 1,890
Pennsylvania 16,430 17,520 +7% 1,890
Florida 13,580 16,280 +20% 1,830
Indiana 14,390 15,990 +11% 1,750
Wisconsin 14,620 15,600 +7% 1,680
Illinois 13,700 14,380 +5% 1,540
Michigan 13,680 14,230 +4% 1,520
Georgia 11,380 13,280 +17% 1,480
Alabama 10,490 12,110 +15% 1,350
New York 10,430 11,300 +8% 1,230
North Carolina 9,710 10,690 +10% 1,170
Washington 9,820 10,650 +8% 1,160
Oklahoma 9,860 10,460 +6% 1,120
Minnesota 9,590 10,240 +7% 1,100
Iowa 9,010 9,840 +9% 1,070
Missouri 8,770 9,200 +5% 980
Kentucky 8,060 8,510 +6% 910
South Carolina 7,080 8,130 +15% 900
Virginia 7,670 8,140 +6% 870
Tennessee 6,920 7,580 +9% 820
Utah 5,200 6,620 +27% 760
Mississippi 5,810 6,410 +10% 700
Arizona 5,010 6,050 +21% 680
Colorado 5,160 5,850 +14% 670
Kansas 6,030 6,290 +4% 670
Arkansas 5,190 5,680 +9% 620
New Jersey 4,970 5,470 +10% 600
Nebraska 4,390 4,870 +11% 530
Oregon 4,140 4,580 +11% 500
South Dakota 3,150 3,560 +13% 390
Idaho 2,880 3,380 +18% 380
Connecticut 2,450 2,760 +13% 300
North Dakota 2,220 2,620 +18% 290
Wyoming 1,990 2,380 +19% 270
Maryland 2,400 2,550 +6% 260
West Virginia 2,190 2,340 +7% 250
Rhode Island 1,620 2,130 +32% 250
Massachusetts 2,170 2,270 +5% 240
Nevada 1,750 2,040 +17% 230
New Mexico 1,860 1,970 +6% 210
Maine 1,820 1,810 -0% 190
Montana 1,490 1,740 +16% 190
Puerto Rico 1,210 1,120 -7% 110
New Hampshire 920 960 +4% 100
Hawaii 690 730 +6% 80
Alaska 640 670 +5% 70
Delaware 520 550 +7% 60
Vermont 390 380 -2% 40
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
District of Columbia No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Virgin Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

*Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.