Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to commonly asked questions about welding, our programs, and what to expect during and after your education at IAI.
Why Become A Welder?
The job market for welders is expected to grow in the next ten years, and the average welder makes more than $20 an hour. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2021)
How Long is Welding School at IAI?
Our hands-on, project-based welding program is just 19 weeks, where students learn oxyfuel, plasma cutting, MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW), flux cored (FCAW), stick welding (SMAW), structural, and pipe welding.
What Can I Expect at Welding School at IAI?
We offer an employer-based education model, an 8-hour “work day” that acclimates students to industry standards and expectations.
How Do I Get a Job As A Welder?
90% of IAI graduates find a job in the welding industry. We offer our students resume assistance, job placement, and face-to-face opportunities with industry employers.