Mechanical Drafters (17-3013)

Occupation description:  Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3638 5.60 01
United States 65,70061,200 -6.80 780780

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.2216.3620.35 25.7332.7041.28

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8529 34.149.2 36.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 35
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
Water, Buildings, and Architects

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
AutoCAD 2017 Level 1 Essentials
AutoCAD 2017 Level 2 Beyond the Basics
AutoCAD 2017 Level 3 Advanced
Revit Architecture 2017 L1 Fundamentals
Revit Architecture 2017 L2 Enhancing Skills
Revit Architecture 2017 L3 In Depth

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Construction Technology

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
CAD for Building Construction OEC
Civil Drafting CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Drafting Technology AAS
Drafting Technology CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Drafting Technology CT1

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD