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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 8890 2.33 58
United States 64,80068,200 5.22,000 3,6005,940

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.0917.4821.66 27.4334.8444.24
Alaska 35.2720.7022.73 30.3851.8559.91
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.3620.6622.62 29.1552.5160.17

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10225 24.544.0 32.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation14
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 52
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 52.0

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

Construction Technology

Water, Buildings, and Architects

Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
AutoCAD 2018 Level 1 Essentials
AutoCAD 2018 Level 2 Beyond the Basics
AutoCAD 2018 Level 3 Advanced
Revit Architecture 2017 L1 Fundamentals
Revit Architecture 2019 L1 Fundamentals

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Civil Technology CT1

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

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD