Are drafter job opportunities growing or declining?

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Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?

Where are the jobs? Which places have the most drafter opportunities?

Victoria in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I have been a drafter since 1976. I have hand drafting experience as well as AutoCad 14-2010, Civil 3D and Microstation with a grand total of 28 years of experience. I was laid off 2 years ago and I cannot find a job in the field. I have never in all my time as a drafter have had any difficulty at finding a job in this field in the past. This is the worst I have ever seen it. I really think that engineering companies are going to do away with drafters and hire only engineers that can do the design as well as use the Cad software.

Arturo in Boca Raton, Florida

63 months ago

You are 100% correct, I been doin drafting and design for the past 37, I was layoff on Feb 12 2008 has been held my salarie was 52,000. year that is the past. rigth now I doing my bussines by my self with the company NU-SKIN if you are interesting get in there website

Nick in Wilmington, Illinois

3 months ago

I've noticed a large amount of AutoCAD jobs available in the State of Texas, as compared to Illinois or NY State.

AutoCAD Jobs
New York: 1,053 (NY State)
Illinois: 1,018 (Chicago Metro mainly)
Texas: 1,923
California: 2,158

Houston, TX (581)
Dallas, TX (290)
Austin, TX (168)
San Antonio, TX (91)
Fort Worth, TX (87)

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