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List of Industries Employing Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

The following industries employ Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers ,  SOC Code  51-4121  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Post secondary vocational training  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 3,200 3,700 500
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors   (NAICS 238100 ) 1,800 2,500 700
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 1,400 1,500 100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 1,100 1,000 -100
Ship and Boat Building   (NAICS 336600 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 900 900 0
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 800 800 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 700 800 100
Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 700 800 100
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 700 800 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 700 700 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 600 700 100
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 500 600 100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 400 400 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 400 400 0
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 400 300 -100
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 400 300 -100
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 400 500 100
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 400 400 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 400 400 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Support Activities for Mining   (NAICS 213000 ) 400 400 0
Natural Gas Distribution   (NAICS 221200 ) 400 500 100
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 400 400 0
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 300 400 100
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 300 300 0
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 300 400 100
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 300 300 0
Support Activities for Water Transport   (NAICS 488300 ) 100 100 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 100 100 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 100 100 0
Textile Product Mills   (NAICS 314000 ) 100 100 0
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing   (NAICS 336100 ) 100 200 100
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 100 100 0
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 100 200 100
Other Wood Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 321900 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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