We surveyed 2,153 drafters to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical drafter. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a drafter?

Low

High

Working as a drafter typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a drafter?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a drafter typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a drafter?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a drafter. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for drafters.

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Do drafters work full-time or part-time?

80% of drafters work in full-time roles while 20% work part-time.

Is being a drafter stressful?

Low

High

Drafters tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a drafter?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a drafter.

How competitive is the workplace for drafters?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for drafters.

Does being a drafter require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Drafters will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are drafters allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Drafters rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do drafters have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Drafters tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a drafter physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a drafters is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are drafters exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Drafters tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a drafter require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for drafters.

Does being a good drafter require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a drafter.