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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Drafters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Drafters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Drafters, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Drafters are paid most in Houston City (West), East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Macomb County (North) PUMA, MI.


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Demographic information on Drafters in the US. The average age of male Drafters in the workforce is 42.6 and of female Drafters is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Drafters is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Drafters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Drafters is Engineering but a relatively high number of Drafters hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Drafters need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Drafters need more than the average amount of Installation, Programming, and Repairing.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Drafters is from the Minor Occupation Group Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Drafters are expected to see a growth of 7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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