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Occupational Report for Drafters, All Other (17-3019) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

All drafters not listed separately.

Employment Outlook for Drafters, All Other
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat lower than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Drafters, All Other There are 5 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 5 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Auto Cad Drafting / Detailers 8/18/14 Portland $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Roadway / Traffic Design Technician - West Coast 8/4/14 Portland $16.00/hr to $19.00/hr DOE
Autocad/Mechanical Structural Designer 7/17/14 Clackamas DOE
Cabinet Preliminary Designer (Job Fair) 6/13/14 Eugene $14.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Drafting Representative (Job Fair) 6/13/14 Eugene $14.00/hr to $18.00/hr Neg.
Job Openings from the Web for Drafters, All Other There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Drafters, All Other No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Drafters, All Other
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $15.73 $18.78 $23.84 $31.67 $40.05 $25.60 $53,247
Multnomah / Washington 15.76 19.68 24.10 33.67 41.23 26.48 55,064
Lane 14.93 16.45 18.45 24.92 27.51 19.95 41,488
Jackson / Josephine 15.29 17.13 20.19 22.64 25.20 19.94 41,476
Clackamas 18.16 23.32 29.92 35.77 41.50 29.34 61,022
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Drafters, All Other
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 416 498 82 19.7% 8 6 14
Multnomah / Washington 259 316 57 22.0% 6 3 9
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 44 53 9 20.5% 1 1 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 27 31 4 14.8% 0 0 0
Lane 26 31 5 19.2% 0 0 0
Clackamas 23 25 2 8.7% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 20 24 4 20.0% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 12 12 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 6 7 1 16.7% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Douglas 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Drafters, All Other
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 416
Total All Industries Private 412
Utilities Private 11
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Private 11
Construction Private 121
Construction of Buildings Private 69
Residential Building Construction Private 60
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 46
Building Equipment Contractors Private 28
Manufacturing Private 73
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 11
Other Wood Product Manufacturing Private 10
Machinery Manufacturing Private 17
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Private 16
Wholesale Trade Private 36
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 11
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 13
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers Private 12
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 112
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 79
Specialized Design Services Private 16
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 11
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 34
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 15
Administrative and Support Services Private 15
Employment Services Private 15
Educational Requirements for Drafters, All Other The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
Skills for Drafters, All Other
  • Apply Basic Engineering Principles
  • Apply Drafting And Mechanical Drawing Knowledge And Techniques
  • Apply Field Notes To Detailed Technical Drawings
  • Apply Land Surveying Techniques
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Technical Engineering Regulations
  • Apply Technical Information To Manufacturing And Industrial Activities
  • Draw Prototypes And Plans To Scale
  • Interpret Computerized Data And Reports
  • Interpret Maps For Architecture, Construction And Civil Engineering
  • Interpret Property Documents
  • Maintain Blueprinting Equipment
  • Prepare Maps And Charts
  • Read And Interpret Aerial Photographs
  • Read Blueprints And Technical Drawings
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Compass, Dividers, Protractors And Triangles To Draw Manually
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting Software
  • Use Computers For Design, Drafting, Modeling And Other Engineering Tasks
  • Use Construction Industry Codes And Symbols On Blueprints
  • Use Design And Graphics Principles In Civil Technology And Mapmaking
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Metric System
  • Use Trigonometry
  • Visualize Spatial Relationships In Construction And Mapping
Schools and Training Providers for Drafters, All Other The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
ITT Technical Institute-Portland
9500 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 255-6500
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Beyond Limitations Career School
3829 SE 74th Ave
Portland, OR 97206-2437
Phone: (503) 261-1266
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Drafters, All Other These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Lane Community College
Rogue Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Drafters, All Other matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Architectural And Civil Drafters 74%
Mechanical Drafters 59%
Electrical And Electronics Drafters 55%
Civil Engineering Technicians 47%
Surveying And Mapping Technicians 36%