Job Spotlight: AutoCAD Drafter

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Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

AutoCAD Drafter

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re designing a bit of information regarding AutoCAD drafters. Responsibilities include everything from gathering drawings and specifications, calculating material and equipment requirements, to setting up production methods.

Required Education: Associate’s Degree


Although pay varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), AutoCAD Drafters can make as much as $55,550 per year.

What AutoCAD Drafters Do:

AutoCAD Drafters deal with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Communicating with architects and engineers to collect product and structural requirements and designs
  • Calculating dimensions, weight limitations, and requirements in materials
  • Describing production methods step-by-step (including equipment and software types to be used)

What Companies Look for in AutoCAD Drafters

Every position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Hands-on AutoCAD experience (VectorWorks and Solidworks)
  • Associate degree or career training
  • Manufacturing industry experience
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling tools
  • Standard cost accounting knowledge

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