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Job Outlook

Campus Location(s): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Mike Cline, 816.604.5281
Job Preparation: Student Employment Services;
Career Central - job bank

This is an InDemand occupation because of its importance and the shortage of skilled workers in this field. Computer aided drafting and design technicians are well paid for their knowledge, skill and experience.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $23.68 hourly / $49,300 annual
  • Median wages (Missouri): $23.70 hourly / $49,300 annual
  • Projected job growth (national - 2006-2016):increase 4 percent, 117,000 additional employees

Job Titles

  • Drafting and Design Technician
  • Field or Design Technician
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Design Engineer
  • Technical Illustrator

Where you can find work

  • Architectural firms
  • Surveying companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Illustration companies
  • U.S. government
  • Self-employed

Additional career information


Last Modified: 6/15/16