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Drafters


What 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.


How to Become a Drafter
Drafters typically need specialized training, which can be accomplished through a technical program that leads to a certificate or an associate’s degree in drafting.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for drafters was $52,720 in May 2015. Employment of drafters is projected to decline 3 percent by 2026.


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