Dear What Am I Worth,
I work as the national support manager (CAD/CAM division) for a company in Hamilton that distributes CAD/CAM software. I have been with this company for four months. The job involves installation, technical support and on-site training. I also program the software in Mpost to configure the software to the individual machines and do presentations of the software to potential customers and send out quotes.
So far about 50% of my time has spent learning the software. I have a CAD background as I worked for three years as an electrical CAD technician after doing a higher national diploma in electrical/mechanical engineering.
IT Futures replies: The CAD market is the most likely market for your current skills and within that I would estimate your earnings to be somewhere between $43,000 and $48,000. The training and client presentation experience are valuable and portable skills and I would suggest that if you looking to move out of the niche CAD market then these skills would be good to focus on and will add value to your earnings to the tune of another $5000 to $8000 per year.
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