Drafters prepare technical drawings from designs provided by architects and engineers. Specialized software is used during this process. Be ready for on-going training on these programs!
Completing a two-year college program in drafting design, engineering design, or a related field is required to obtain these positions.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location. Improvements in software have led to greater efficiency - fewer drafters are needed.
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Drafters are typically employed by engineering, construction, or manufacturing companies. They likely spend most of their time at a desk, working on a computer. At times they may need to visit a job site to learn more about their project.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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