CAD/CAM Drafter

CAD/CAM Drafter

Computer-Aided Design (CAD/CAM) drafters take the reins as creators of 2-D and 3-D simulations for the manufacture of products such as consumer electronics, molded plastics, and more.
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Job Outlook 2012-2022*

Stable growth

 
Education/Training Required

Minimum = Associate's degree

 
Responsibilities*
  • Design plans using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software
  • Help design products with engineering and manufacturing techniques
  • Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures for new products
 
Average Wages in Arkansas**

Annual = $51,160
Hourly = $24.60

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Drafters, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm (visited April 23, 2015).
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Arkansas, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ar.htm#49-0000 (visited April 23, 2015).