Career Outlook for Architectural Drafters

Also known as:  Architectural Drafter, Building Drafter, Civil Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Technician, Civil Drafter, Structural Drafter
The overall job outlook for Architectural Drafter careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 11.28 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.88 percent per year. Demand for Architectural Drafters is expected to go up, with an expected 39,440 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.50 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Architectural Drafters in the following states
California 13,320
Texas 8,670
Florida 6,940
New York 5,390
Pennsylvania 4,980
Ohio 2,660
New Jersey 2,620
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Architectural Drafters
Guam 70
Vermont 210
Alaska 230
West Virginia 270
Rhode Island 270
South Dakota 270
Wyoming 290
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