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. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for the Dallas metropolitan area:

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2024
CNC machine tool programmers$23.59
+ 15%
Electro-mechanical technicians$26.05
+ 18%