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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.

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