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Computer Aided Design and Drafting Careers

CADD student at work

CADD software and technology are used extensively in the following businesses and industries:

• Architecture • Biomechanical systems • Building engineering • Civil engineering • Construction • Digital circuit design • Electrical engineering • Electronic and electrical design • Electronic design automation • Factory and plant design • Fashion design • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning • Industrial design • Landscape architecture and garden design • Manufacturing process planning • Mapping and surveying • Mechanical engineering • Power systems engineering • Transportation engineering • Water systems

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Salaries and Projected Job Growth

CADD-related technology is critical to a number of high-demand careers for which you can qualify depending on your level of continued education and experience. According to America’s Career Infonet, estimated job growth and median salaries in Texas for related occupations are:

Job Hourly Rate Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2018
Electrical and electronics
 drafters
$29.08 $60,500 + 10%

Drafters, all other 

$26.97 $56,100 +13%