Job Title
 Average Annual Income  Projected Job Growth, 2012-22*  Projected Job Openings, 2012-22
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $62,540
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $43,540
Architectural and Civil Drafters $51,250 12,400
Architects $77,850

*Projected Job Growth, 2012-2022 Key

Faster than average
(more than 15%)
(8% to 14%)
Slower than average
(less than 7%)

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 

Architects plan and design buildings, parks, and other spaces. They also determine what materials will be required to build their designs and make agreements with contractors; they may also help oversee construction to make sure their plans are being followed. Most jobs as architects require at least a Bachelor's degree, but programs noted in PIVOTfinder may help prepare their students for jobs that support architects' work, like cartographers or drafters.

Drafters use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) programs to turn designs into technical plans. They also help figure out what materials will be needed. They can work with individual architects or on larger, municipal projects like highways; these workers are called Civil Drafters. gather and put together representations of geographical information--maps! They also update existing maps.

Surveying and Mapping Technicians help surveyors and cartographers by recording measurements and assisting in designing maps.

Related Fields: Engineering, Engineering Technologies,
Construction Trades