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Targeted Occupation Details

Architectural and Civil Drafters


Mean Pay*
$78,670.00 per year
Employment Change, 2016-2026*
Number of Jobs, 2016*
Entry-Level Education
Associate's degree
Work Experience
On-the-job Training
Job Outlook, 2016-2026*

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2016-2026
Architectural and Civil Drafters
All Occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Architectural and Civil Drafters Do
Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings. Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.
Work Environment
Although drafters spend much of their time working on computers in an office, some may visit jobsites in order to collaborate with architects and engineers. Most drafters work full time.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and ONETOnline