What Can You Do With an Architectural Drafting and Design Degree?

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Published on February 5, 2014

Author: GlobeUniversity

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From Minnesota School of Business, a look at some of the work you can get with an architectural drafting and design degree.

What Can You Do With an Architectural Drafting and Design Degree? On your way to obtaining a degree in architectural drafting and design and want to know what kind of work is available? Here are five places that could hire people with an architectural drafting and design degree.

Architectural Firms What Drafters Do:  From skyscrapers and office buildings to resort spots and restaurants, drafters who work for architectural firms may have a hand in creating plans for nearly any type of building. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm#tab-2

Home Builders What Drafters Do:  Drafters create designs and construction documents before residential construction begins. They detail floor plans, interiors and exteriors, elevation and types of materials that will be used. Sources: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-a-drafter-do.htm http://www.adda.org/index.php/publications-and-books/74-architectural-books?showall=&start=2

City Departments What Drafters Do:  For cities, drafters come up with space plans for governmental buildings and monitor development plans to ensure they meet city codes. They can also become code officials. Source: http://www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab089276.pdf

Architectural Engineering Firms What Drafters Do:  Some firms, instead of focusing on a building as a whole, create plans for specific construction elements. These drafters sometimes focus on building systems: plumbing, heating and cooling, or electrical. Another area of concentration is structural drafting. Source: http://www.careercornerstone.org/pdf/archeng/archeng.pdf

Construction Companies What Drafters Do:  After the plans are drawn, someone needs to build it. Drafters can also review plans and come up with cost estimates for projects and then help manage the construction process. Source: http://education-portal.com/drafting_career.html

Career Information Education/Salary: • The entry-level education for drafters is an associate degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 2012 median salary was $50,360, with the bottom 10 percent earning less than $32,690 and the top 10 percent making more than $79,960. Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm

Want to Know More? More Information:  For more information about obtaining a degree in architectural drafting, call 1-877303-6060 or visit our website.

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