The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today. AWS serves over 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters. The Society is dedicated to supporting hundreds of thousands of industry professionals, including: welders, business leaders, sales and service teams, manufacturers, vendors, associations, educational institutions, committee volunteers, and students.

Q Careers Represented by this Association

The AWS serves and represents a variety of professional careers in the welding industry. Check out these 15 career paths to learn more about where welding can take you!

Welder Fabricator
Welding Technician
Welding Educator
Welding Research Scientist
Underwater Welder
Robotic Welding Technician
Technical Sales
Welding Engineer
Welding Inspector
Welding Supervisor

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