Im new to the forum so im not entirely sure that this it the page for the question, but anyways, ill be graduating highschool in May. Ive only got a 3g cert right now but ive been welding pipe here n there for a while and im going to try to get some pipe certs before i graduate. So my big question is, once i get a 6g cert for 6010 open root/7018 cap how do i get my foot in the door to get a pipeline job? is my best shot to be a welders helper for a thousand hours and then work my way up to a welder? does anybody know of any companies/guys that will hire entry level pipe welders and actually have them welding? would i be better off joining a union? ive heard the local 798 is almost impossible to get into right now.
im just a young guy lookin to chase his dream. any help would be greatly appreciated.