Computer-Aided Design Drafters and Technicians

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for drafters will decline by 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, but it reports that "candidates [who are] proficient in CAD and building information modeling are likely to have better job opportunities." Many companies in the near future will feel pressures to increase productivity in design and manufacturing activities, and CAD technology provides some of the best opportunities to improve that productivity. In any event, the best opportunities will be for drafters and technicians proficient in CAD technology who continue to learn, both in school and on the job.  


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