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Architectural Drafter Jobs Anchorage AK

Drafters can expect slower than average employment growth, with the best opportunities expected for those with at least 2 years of postsecondary training.

Anchorage Job Center Midtown
(907) 269-4759
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Gambell Job Center
(907) 269-6414
400 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
Sitka Job Center
(907) 747-3423
304 Lake Street., Room 101
Sitka, AK
 
Juneau Job Center
(907) 465-4562
10002 Glacier Hwy., Suite 100
Juneau, AK
 
A C C F T Local 2404
(907) 562-2660
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Job Center Muldoon
(907) 269-0000
1251 Muldoon Rd., Suite 114
Anchorage, AK
 
Nome Job Center
(907) 443-2626
214 E. Front St., Suite 130
Nome, AK
 
Culinary Workers Local No 878
(907) 452-2332
1211 Cushman St Ste 204
Fairbanks, AK
 
Kornfeind Training Center
(907) 479-4449
4782 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 

Architectural Drafter Career

Architectural Drafters


Career Outlook

Drafters can expect slower than average employment growth, with the best opportunities expected for those with at least 2 years of postsecondary training.

Employment change. Employment of drafters is expected to grow by 4 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is slower than the average for all occupations. However, growth will vary by specialty.

Architectural and civil drafting is expected to be the fastest growing specialty, increasing by 9 percent, which is about as fast as the average . Increases in overall construction activity stemming from U.S. population growth and the related need to improve the Nation's infrastructure should spur demand for drafters trained in architectural and civil design.

In contrast to employment of architectural and civil drafters, little or no change in employment is expected of mechanical drafters and of electronic and electrical drafters. Many of these workers are concentrated in slow-growing or declining manufacturing industries that offer few opportunities for growth related to expansion. However, increasingly complex design problems associated with new products and manufacturing processes will increase the demand for mechanical drafters and electronic and electrical drafters employed in engineering and drafting services firms that will be charged with finding solutions to these problems.

Across all specialties, CADD systems that are more powerful and easier to use will allow many tasks to be done by other technical professionals, thus curbing demand for drafters. Job growth also...

Career Overview

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

Salary for Architectural Drafters


 25th
Percentile
75th
Percentile
Mean
U.S. $35,290
($16.97)
$55,740
($26.80)
$46,390
($22.30)
Annual figures are on top. Hourly figures are below in parentheses.
N/A = Information not available

Majors for this Career

  • Architectural Technology/Technician
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
  • Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD

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