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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
Drafters tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a drafter?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a drafter.
How competitive is the workplace for drafters?
Competition at work is not common for drafters.
Does being a drafter require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Drafters will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are drafters allowed to express themselves creatively?
Drafters rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do drafters have control over the direction of their work?
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?
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?
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?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for drafters.
Does being a good drafter require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a drafter.