I'm sure you've heard this over the last several months: companies desperately need help finding workers.

It's common to hear right now in the service industry, as restaurants and retailers are short-staffed heading into the summer months.

There is another industry that is looking for more help and it pays very well. Another plus is it doesn't take much training to become a professional and the jobs are there when they're done with their trade school.

According to WKBW, welders are needed right now in Western New York. The Craft Technical Institute will have its latest class of students graduate on June 22nd and the school has a 100 percent graduation and placement rate.

Students only have to train for six months, roughly 5-5 1/2 hours a day and the jobs are waiting for them when they're finished.

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Wayne Guest, a Welding Instructor at CTI, says that 9 out of 10 students are placed already and companies are calling asking for welders he doesn't have.

These welding jobs pay anywhere from $16 to $60 per hour, according to WKBW. All someone needs to apply is a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED), and trade schools such as this cost significantly less than a four-year higher education college.

I have some friends who are looking for a new career path and this sounds like a great one to take advantage of. $16-60 per hour is quite the salary and it's an industry that needs workers as we head out of the pandemic.

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