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?

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Victoria in Las Vegas, Nevada

97 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.

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Arturo in Boca Raton, Florida

97 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

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Nick in Wilmington, Illinois

37 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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