New Orleans has a total population of 484,674 and a student population of 59,719. Of these students, 16,758 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Delgado Community College is the largest drafting school in New Orleans, based on student population. In 2010, Delgado Community College graduated approximately 39 students with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a drafting certificate in New Orleans. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,466 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for drafting related books and supplies every year.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Orleans, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,330 drafters working in Louisiana and 460 working in the greater New Orleans area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to decrease by -4% in New Orleans. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in New Orleans is $45,900 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.