Computer aided drafting or computer aided design (CAD) professionals use computer technology to draw with a computer. There are numerous career options available for you if you are interested in working with computer programs and have the proper skills and characteristics. Computer aided drafting or design can be used in engineering, manufacturing, and architecture. There are different types of CAD including 3D wireframe, 3D 'dumb' solids, and 3D parametric solid modeling that you can choose to work with depending on your skills. The skills and characteristics that you bring to the field can help you pursue a successful career.
Careers such as structural engineer, CAD drafter, designer, architectural drafter, and auto CAD engineer can be pursued if you have skills and knowledge in the field and possess certain traits. Careers in this field include designing and planning the building of roads, structures, homes, and waterways as well as work for individuals and businesses who deal in advertising, entertainment, and the automotive industry. If you are:
a good communicator
...you can make a successful computer aided drafter or designer. These traits allow you to complete the projects you are assigned correctly and in a timely manner. By utilizing your characteristics in combination with learned skills, you can produce a number of things such as animations, 3D models, blueprints, and electrical diagrams.
If you possess certain traits and skills and are artistic, self motivated, organized, and imaginative you can enroll in an educational program. Higher education can allow you the chance to learn digital design and animation, applied mechanics, computers, art and drawing, architecture, and building design. Certain personality types can help you pursue a career. If you have an ISTJ (Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging), ISTP (Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving), INTJ (Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging), or ENTP (Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving) you may have what it takes to enter a career in the field.
Pursuing a career as a civil, aeronautical, manufacturing, mechanical, or electrical drafter requires you who have certain characteristics that are beneficial to the field you choose. There are various types of individuals such as team players, problem solvers, and those who are able to work well with others or alone. If you have these qualities you may be a great candidate for careers that require you to work with computer aided design programs. Enrollment in an accredited school or college can provide you with the computer aided drafting or CAD degree program you need to pursue a career in the field. Obtaining skills and knowledge in certain areas of the field can help you accomplish your goals and enter the career you long for.