Rewards of Working in the Metalcasting Field
If you work in metalcasting, you see the rewards of working in the industry all around you in the items you use every day. Having a chance to see your hard work in the real world is very rewarding. You’ll see the names of foundries imprinted on grates and maintenance hole covers as you walk the streets. Every car you see uses numerous castings. The ancient art of metal casting offers many other benefits, including career development opportunities, great compensation, and the ability to work in a challenging, exciting environment. Here are some of the rewards of working in the metalcasting field.
There are many career opportunities in metalcasting and a variety of paths to consider. The industry needs production managers, tooling engineers, process engineers, metallurgists, quality managers, maintenance managers, and more. With so much variety, there is sure to be some role in the foundry well suited to you. Jobs that require a high school degree and training can range from $17+ per hour to $24+ per hour. Jobs in metalcasting that require a college degree can start around $65,000-$70,000 a year. Many of the highest paying jobs in the field are well above $100k. As we noted in a previous blog, recent engineering grads can often get jobs and earn a solid wage right away, moving up quickly in position and pay if they perform well in their roles.
Challenging, Competitive Field
Tasks in the metalcasting field are often challenging and complex. You will have many chances to test yourself and learn new skills. You will get to work in an exciting work environment, competing in a world-wide market. You also have a chance to work with your hands and work with the elements. Metalcasting is an excellent career for people who don’t want to sit at a desk all day.
Craftsmanship and Sustainability
Metalcasting involves a great deal of craftmanship. From ancient Egypt onward, metal casting changed the course of human history. It’s exciting to be a part of that process, which has modernized immensely over the last 100 years and is changing every day. Moreover, you can have the satisfaction of seeing your craftmanship in the real world every time you leave your home. Many of these items improve the lives of the people around you. Metalcasting can be your way of making your mark on the world. Metalcasting is also one of the biggest recyclers in the world. They take scrap metals, purify them, and reuse them. 95% of the metal used in metalcasting is recycled metal that has been melted down.
Metalcasting is one of the best fields to work in if you love working with your hands. The process is unique and exacting and will appeal to the craftsman. Not only does the work pay well, you will work in an exciting field that has many career advancement opportunities. The work you do will help the world around you as you will make items that people in your community to depend on in their day-to-day lives.
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