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
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