Sample 1 - State of California

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Electrical and Electronics Drafters
(SOC Code : 17-3012)
in California

Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electrical equipment in factories, power plants, and buildings.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$29.55$22.30$27.96$35.48

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20204,0004,40040010.0120

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Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,87645.9%
Building Equipment Contractors 31,45819.1%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,7268.0%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0942.9%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4562.3%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1701.4%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronics Drafting & Electrical/Electronics CAD

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Consult with engineers to discuss and interpret design concepts, and determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
Examine electronic schematics and supporting documents to develop, compute, and verify specifications for drafting data, such as configuration of parts, dimensions, and tolerances.
Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry and printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
Locate files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
Review work orders and procedural manuals and confer with vendors and design staff to resolve problems and modify design.
Generate computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks and photo plotting design onto film.
Key and program specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and test final layout.
Supervise and coordinate work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, and testing printed circuit boards.
Compare logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculate figures to convert, redesign, and modify element.
Review blueprints to determine customer requirements and consult with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, and conductor paths.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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