Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Associate|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||83,410|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||2.2%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||2,090|
Having a postsecondary vocational award may make it easier to find a job. Employees with a bachelor's degree or higher are 25% of the total. About 62% of civil drafters have some college education, but do not have a degree. High school was all the education required by 13% of workers to get a job.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
Government survey data shows that 6% of employees work fewer than 40 hours per week. Some 5% of civil drafters work primarily as a consultant.
Area Job Conditions
Cities with few jobs per capita for employees are South Bend (Indiana), Springfield (Massachusetts), and Detroit (Michigan). The most jobs are found in Santa Barbara (California), Sebastian (Florida), and Kennewick (Washington).
Within the US, the highest salaries for civil drafters are found in Kennewick (Washington), San Jose (California), and Santa Barbara (California), and the lowest are found in College Station (Texas), Waco (Texas), and Brownsville (Texas).