Architectural Drafters :

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $50,900.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,354
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.04 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Creativity
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Integrity
Professionalism
Oral Communication
Adaptability
Organization
Leadership
Resource Allocation
Decision-making

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review engineering data or reports
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Research property records

Thinking Creatively

Design office layout
Design construction projects
Develop informational maps or charts
Draw design, letter, or line graphics or illustrations
Develop graphic designs or models
Draw subject or item sketches

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Prepare cost estimates
Calculate grades and elevations

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale
Create graphical representations of civil structures
Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes
Determine design criteria or specifications of product, project, or service
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Interpret aerial photographs


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Budgeting
3D Modeling/ Design
Structural Design
Engineering Design
Cost Estimation
Technical Writing / Editing
Structural Drawings



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