By: Chris Cruz
New Aerospace Plant in Your Area Needs Technical Drafters!
Associates Degree in Drafting
$49,360 per year; $23.86 per hour
1% (little to no change from 2012 to 2022)
Work is mostly done on computers; sometimes you will have to go on a job site to collaborate with architects and engineers
American Design Drafting Association Certification
It is not required to be certified by the ADDA, but it is recommended. More and more, employers are looking for graduates whose skills have been approved by a reliable industry source. The ADDA offers student certification services; taking advantage of them not only will enhance your credibility as a professional but could give you an edge in the job market.