What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the CADD program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Architectural/Civil Drafter

$19.92
Entry Hourly Wage

Mechanical Drafter

$21.09
Entry Hourly Wage

Electrical/Electronics Drafter

$24.52
Entry Hourly Wage

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Why Is This a Good Career Bet?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 55% for CNC programmers, 25% for electro-mechanical technicians and 20% for engineering technicians over the next decade.

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