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.
Projections on wages and job growth for Drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Drafters are expected to see a growth of -3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.