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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that employment for drafters will decline by 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, but it reports that "candidates [who are] proficient in CAD and building information modeling are likely to have better job opportunities." Opportunities will be best for electrical and electronics drafters. Employment in this specialty is expected to grow by 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the DOL, or about as fast as the average for all careers.

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