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Become a draughtsman- How to

A draughtsman, also known as a draftsman or drafter, is someone who takes engineering or architectural designs and turns them into plans that the construction and production crew can follow. Whenever you see a draft for a building, a draughtsman created it. While this career is experiencing a slower than average job growth, the pay is fairly good at $48,000 a year. Not only that, but it’s fairly easy to get the education needed to become a draughtsman. A junior draughtsman can typically become a full draughtsman within a few years.

You can prepare for this career in high school by taking classes in science, mathematics, computer technology and design. Some schools also have a drafting class, which is a perfect fit for this career. The vast majority of employers want applicants to have an associate’s degree, but a bachelor’s degree will help advance your drafting career. A technical institute is the best fit for a draughtsman. You should concentrate your studies on sketching, design fundamentals and CAD software. Most colleges have a degree for drafting.

If a technical school is too far away or expensive, then you can settle for a local community college. Many of them provide similar classes, but they lean more towards general education and drafting theory. This is a good strategy because you can get a drafting career while saving up money for a bachelor’s degree. Another route is getting technical training from the military. This can be directly applied to a civilian draughtsman position, and you’ll have more work experience than most college graduates.

Further Reading
http://www.ask.com/question/how-do-i-become-a-draughtsman
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm#tab-4
http://www.creativeskillset.org/film/jobs/productiondesign/article_4677_...
http://education-portal.com/articles/Architect_vs_Draftsman_Whats_the_Di...
http://www.wisegeek.com/how-do-i-become-a-draftsman.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafter
http://www.ehow.com/how_4454635_become-draftsman.html
http://degreedirectory.org/articles/Draftsman_5_Steps_to_Becoming_a_Prof...
http://www.gostudy.mobi/careers/View.aspx?oid=124
http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Draftsman_Career_Summary.html