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Employment Prospects


Approximately 199,900 drafters are employed in the United States, with about 49 percent employed by architectural, engineering, and related services firms that design construction projects. Others work in manufacturing, in automotive or aerospace design, for heavy equipment manufacturers—almost anywhere where the end product must meet precise specifications. Still other drafters work for transportation, communications, or utilities companies, or for local, state, or federal agencies. If a student has a particular interest in almost any field plus a desire to become a drafter, chances are good that he or she can find a job that will combine the two.

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