Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.
- The type and quality of postsecondary drafting programs vary considerably; prospective students should be careful in selecting a program.
- Employment is projected to grow more slowly than average.
- Opportunities should be best for individuals with at least 2 years of postsecondary training in drafting and considerable skill and experience using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems.
- Demand for drafters varies by specialty and depends on the needs of local industry, particularly architectural and engineering services and manufacturing.
|2004 Total Employment||110,000
|2014 Expected Employment||115,000|
|Change (Percent)||5,000 (