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30 G.I. JOBS | APRIL 2018 | GIJOBS.COM What They Do: The BLS calls them "welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers," but we're trying to spare some trees so we just call them welders. The job is the same: Use hand-held equipment to join or cut metal parts, or fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products. Some even work underwater! Hot Jobs Titles: Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator, Aluminum Welder, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Fitter/Welder, Maintenance Welder, MiG Welder, Sub Arc Operator Why It's Hot: The BLS projects 6% growth through 2026. Hot Job Titles: Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Fleet Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic, Bus Mechanic, Service Technician, Trailer Mechanic, Transit Mechanic, Truck Mechanic Why It's Hot: The BLS projects 9% job growth through 2026. What You'll Need: High school diploma or GED, plus technical and on-the-job training. If this wasn't your military occupation but you want to switch gears, you can use your GI Bill to get trained at a community college or vocational school. What You'll Need: If you have military training and experience with diesel engines, a Military Friendly® Employer will likely hire you. If that wasn't your MOC, employers today prefer candidates who have graduated from a formal training program at community colleges and vocational schools. Certifications may be required. WELDER What They Do: They maintain, diagnose, repair and overhaul any kind of diesel engine, including those used in buses, trucks, cars, boats, ships and locomotives. DIESEL ENGINE SPECIALIST 19 20 $45,170 * MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY $39,390 * MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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