How to Land Your Dream Job and be a CAD Designer

November 10, 2013

The use of computers and new technology is now a central component to many occupations within the job market. Due to this newfound reliance on computer systems, having the skills pertaining to technology and design tools is incredibly important for both the consumer and the company. For the individual, these skills prove invaluable and can help leverage your position within the job market.

What Is CAD-Designing?

Computer- Aided Design (also known as CAD) falls under the category of interesting computer-integrated jobs. Simply put, these designers are responsible for designing by use of software systems. First used by the aerospace program, Computer-Aided Draft and Design (CADD) was eventually adopted to be used within other work environments. The skills required for a CAD are versatile for different jobs, and when used correctly, create a more innovative and productive environment for companies.

How To Become a CAD Designer?

Like many jobs, an educational certificate is required for entry-level positions. A Raleigh Computer-Aided Designer certificate is enough for eligibility within this field. A degree from a distinguished school may also be beneficial, depending on what field you want to get into.  Being involved with a school that specializes in CAD degrees can be additionally beneficial for finding internships to gain relevant experience. Having a “foot in the door” with a company by means of an internship can lead to job opportunities. Regardless, experience is key, so it is essential to gain as much knowledge as possible.

As important as it is to have a certificate and experience, it is also imperative to know which industry is of interest to you. Computer-Aided Design can pertain to any industry, for example: architecture, graphic design, engineering, commercial design, motor vehicle manufacturing, etc. Combining your degree skills with personal interests may help you find your perfect occupation. Specialty drafting areas include: architectural drafting, civil drafting, electrical & mechanical drafting, & structural drafting.

It is also important to note that the first step to becoming a computer-aided designer is by working as a draftsman which will grow into an official computer-aided designer role.

Looking to apply to be a CAD-Designer?

If you are a qualified CAD professional looking for a job opportunity, call 919-457-9184 or submit a message through our contact form. You can also look into CAD Staffing Agencies for assistance, which helps CAD professionals find companies requiring specific tasks or services.

As a CAD Designer with over 26 years of computer aided design experience Charlie Seymour is the President and Owner of CAD Designers, Inc. a nation wide cad service firm.

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