Architectural Drafter

Andrew Moore

Job description

create visual guidelines for construction purposes

draft technical details

design machine parts

create and store drawings electronically

prepare variations of design

you will be in your own office for most of the time unless called out to watch over the construction of your machine

Working conditions

Although drafters spend much of their time working on computers in an office, some may visit job sites in order to collaborate with architects and engineers. Most drafters work full time.

Most drafters work full time.

Training/Education Requirements

Drafters generally need to complete postsecondary education in drafting. This is typically done through a 2-year associate’s degree from a technical institute or community college.

The (ADDA) offers certification for drafters. Although not mandatory.

Personal characteristics

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Excellent sense of design
  • Solid technical abilities
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good business sense
  • Ability to collaborate

Earnings & Job outlook

average hourly wage is $25

average annual wage $53,000

Drafters are usually located in metropolitan areas.

Employment RSE 1.7% so not sure its good or bad

vacations depend on the not the line of work

Education Spotlight

Rochester institute of technology

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