MBTI® Test INTP Architectural Drafters

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Artistic, Realistic, Investigative (ARI) (GOT)

Knowing and being comfortable with your Myers-Briggs Test Personality Type can help make it possible to find a career that balances your strengths and your interests, ultimately leading you to a fulfilling and successful career. Hammer (1996) writes that Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceiving (INTP) MBTI test personality types thrive in positions in which they can use their considerable artistic talent to improve the lives of others and make their mark on the world. Such people can be a good fit for careers such as architectural drafters.

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Architectural drafters work with architects, and are responsible for preparing detailed drawings, blueprints, plans, models, or sketches based on the specific requirements or frameworks provided by the lead architect. In order to do this successfully, they need to be able to successfully use computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to plan everything from broad structural designs to detailed interior layouts of commercial buildings. They may also assist architects in coordinating structural, electrical, or mechanical aspects of buildings, and may work closely with engineers, construction crews, and other technicians to do so successfully. This can result in a range of responsibilities from remote coordination to actually being present on the ground to ensure the builder’s compliance with the architect’s instructions. At a more detail oriented or micro-level, architectural drafters may be required to analyze building codes or other technical or legal documents and policies that affect various aspects of architectural designs. These data, along with the requirements from the architect must then inform the actual drafts or designs they produce.

Successful drafters use a variety of tools and technologies, including curves (both flexible and French), scales, scanners (three dimensional, backlit, and wide-format), tablet and laptop computers, and graphics cards in order to produce their required products. They may also work with Computer aided design (CAD) software, like Alias Wavefront Design Studio or Logitech 3D Pro, as well as pattern design software, like the 100 plus hatch pattern library. Photo imaging and design software, like Adobe PhotoShop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and others are also indispensable. As with any other major career, a use of Microsoft office and an email server are absolutely essential.

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Being an effective architectural drafter requires high levels of technical expertise in art, architecture, engineering, and, in some cases, a basic legal foundation. In addition, a working knowledge of English and familiarity with administrative structures is also helpful. Most architectural drafters (over 65%) have either a bachelor’s or associates degree, though some have a post-secondary certificate instead, or even just some college coursework without a full degree. However, at least some college experience is required.

Below are some employment trends for Architectural drafters:

  • Median wage: $27.09 hourly, $56,340 annually
  • Employment: 101,200 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Slower than average (2% to 3%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 10,700

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Click on one of these corresponding popular INTP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Actuary/Risk Professional, Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators, Architectural Drafters, Archivists, Art Directors, Food Science Technician, Geographer, Geoscientist, Librarian, Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)