CAD/CAM Drafter

Computer-Aided Design (CAD/CAM) drafters take the reins as creators of 2-D and 3-D simulations for the manufacture of products such as consumer electronics, molded plastics, and more.

Job Outlook 2016–2026*

+13% expected growth

Education/Training Required

Minimum = Associate’s degree


  • Develop plans or layouts utilizing computer-aided design software
  • Work with architects or engineers to create accurate design for products
  • Include precise details such as the dimensions and materials
  • Communicate with the company about codes, standards and specifications
  • Conduct product design, development and testing

Wages in Arkansas*

Top 10% Annual = $78,540

Average Annual = $59,080
Average Hourly = $28.40

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