Date Added: Jan 2010
Brazing is a process where metals are joined together by heating an alloy or filler metal. It uses materials with higher melting points and only melts the metal, not the work piece. Brazers are trained workers that use a variety of brazing equipment to join metals and complete a variety of other tasks. Brazers usually need at least a high school diploma. Most employers prefer brazers that have experience or formal training. Many brazers complete formal postsecondary training from vocational and technical schools or community colleges. Employment of brazers is expected to grow more slowly than average for all professions, increasing 5% from 2006 to 2016. Technological advances and automation will contribute to the slow employment growth.