Career Outlook for Mechanical Drafters

Also known as:  Aeronautical Drafter, Automotive Design Drafter, Die Designer, Gage Designer, Mechanical Design Drafter, Mechanical Drafter, Tool and Die Designer, Tool Designer
The overall job outlook for Mechanical Drafter careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 15.87 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.65 percent per year. Demand for Mechanical Drafters is expected to go up, with an expected 13,350 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.59 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Mechanical Drafters in the following states
Texas 5,690
California 4,540
Pennsylvania 4,170
Michigan 3,520
New York 3,360
Ohio 3,060
Wisconsin 2,910
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Mechanical Drafters
Rhode Island 80
Wyoming 100
Puerto Rico 110
Hawaii 110
Alaska 120
Montana 120
South Dakota 130