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Introduction to Mechanical Drafting and CADD

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1 Introduction to Mechanical Drafting and CADD
Career Opportunities

2 Major Industries that Employ CADD Drafters
As students come into the class, give each student a piece of paper that will divide them up so that the correct number of students will sit down at a time. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Edition, Drafters, on the Internet at (visited June 10, 2009).

3 Career: Drafter Salary: What is the range for median annual earnings?
Architectural and Civil Median: $44,490 (May 2008) Mechanical Median: $46,640 (May 2008) Electrical and Electronics Median: $51,320 (May 2008) All Other Median: $44,930 (May 2008)

4 Salary Continued Identify two factors which could affect earnings?

5 Educational Requirements
3) What kind and how much education is needed for this career? 4) Are any special licenses or certifications required to work in this field? If so, what are they and what is required to earn them? 5) Is there any opportunity for advancement within this career? If so, what and how?

6 Educational Requirements Continued
6) What are two personal characteristics or abilities required for an individual to work in this career area?

7 Job Description 7) Identify five tasks a person in this career would perform in day–to–day activities.

8 Working Conditions 8)Identify at least three different working condition characteristics of this career.

9 Occupational Outlook 9) What are the current employment statistics about this job? 10) What does the job outlook project job openings will be like in the future? What justification does the job outlook have when projecting its findings?

10 Related Careers 11) Identify at least one related career. Architects
Landscape Architects Commercial and Industrial Designers Engineers Engineering Technicians Science Technicians Surveyors, Cartographers, Photogrammetrists, and Surveying Technicians

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