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How to Build on Your Career in Soldering

Posted on 2st November, 2021 by EPTAC Staff

With the recent growth of the electrical manufacturing industry, now is the perfect time for someone looking to build on their current career in soldering.

Soldering technicians are essential when it comes to manufacturing technological goods. For example, many household and personal devices that you use each and every day like cell phones, televisions, app-enabled devices like thermostats, doorbells and security systems all are made from numerous components like resistors, transistors, capacitors, integrated circuits and LEDs in a variety of shapes, packaging, and sizes. By using soldering techniques these components are joined into the electronics we use continually.

As with any job, a career in soldering requires training. Some companies are willing to provide training to their employees, but many require job candidates to have their own IPC certification before being considered for employment or promotions. To ensure that you have a leg up on the competition, you should look to complete your solder training and certification before entering the electrical manufacturing job market.

One of the best ways to boost your value as a soldering technician and give your career in soldering a kickstart is to become an IPC Certified Trainer (CIT). Becoming a CIT allows you to work within your company training and certifying technician-level Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) candidates.

With IPC being the standard within the electronics manufacturing industry when it comes to industry-specific standards, guidelines for production and inspection processes and industry-specific terminology, being IPC certified and having your IPC CIT trainer level certification are the best ways to help build your career in soldering.

According to ZipRecruiter, the national average salary for an IPC Trainer is $48,430 annually. Meanwhile, the average salary per year for a solderer is only $30,266. If you are looking for the best way to boost your career in the industry, maximize your earning potential and reach new goals, earning your IPC certification is the best place to start.

Over the past 30 years, EPTAC has become an industry leader for people looking to build on their careers in the soldering industry. With over 19 locations across North America, EPTAC has classes at times that are convenient for students looking to build careers in soldering, while maintaining their regular work schedules.

EPTAC is also recognized as an international leader when it comes to providing professionals with the skills necessary to accelerate their careers, businesses, and talent to succeed in the industry. So, if you’re looking to begin, or advance, your career in soldering, the first step you should take is enrolling in one of EPTAC’s solder training, or IPC certification courses, to not only maintain the soldering skills you may have but gain the knowledge and advanced techniques that you’ll need to succeed in this ever-changing industry.


Whether you are just beginning your career in soldering, or if you’re a seasoned veteran looking for rectification, the folks at EPTAC are here to help you with your solder training and IPC certification needs. For over 30 years, EPTAC has provided professionals with the tools and training they need to advance their careers and improve their businesses. With 19 locations across North America, our solutions and instructional staff provide easy access to knowledge that will enhance your business model and help you meet and exceed industry demands. For more information call 800.643.7822 or contact us.

Have a question about training or IPC certification?

EPTAC has the knowledge and expertise to help you train your staff, understand your process, and increase production. We are committed to answering your questions promptly, and we look forward to hearing from you.