Autocad seems to be surviving because its the well know prog, rang my local college asking what CAD progs do they teach, they were not aware of anything but AutoCAD.
Times move on but employers don’t always.
The big issue now is
take Inventor by Autodesk, now £4k to rent it, for just 3 years, previously it was that to buy it outright.
With other programs now on the scene based on new thinking to overcome the traditional ones and their learning curve, Spaceclaim for example developed hand in hand with McNeel I gather for compatability with Rhino, and their 2D abilities, let alone their metal bending and other features , maybe you can influence your employer to take a much needed rethink.