  Drafters Description: Drafters prepare the drawings used to build everything from spacecraft to bridges. Using rough sketches done by others, they produce detailed technical drawings with specific information to create a finished product. Drafters use handbooks, tables, calculators, and computers to do their work. Many specialize in architecture, electronics, or aeronautics.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/Complete Job Profile: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos111.htmSalary: \$28,001 to \$50,000 per yearComments:

There are 38 math topics Drafters need to know. Basic Math / Algebra Decimals Ratio and Proportion Customary Measurement Metric Measurement Measurement Conversion Powers and Roots Negative Numbers Scientific Notation Basic Problem Solving First-Year Algebra Using Formulas Linear Equations Coordinate Graphing 2D Geometry Basic Terminology Angle Measurement Congruent Triangles Triangle Inequalities Parallel Lines Quadrilaterals Similarity Pythagorean Theorem Right Triangle Trigonometry Circles Constructions Area Transformations Make/Use 3D Drawings Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry Coordinate Graphing 3D Conic Sections Trigonometric/Circular Functions Oblique Triangles Polar Coordinates/Graphs Vectors Other Topics Basic Calculator Use Scientific Calculator Use Computer Use Group Problem Solving Mental Math Math Communications   