What They Do: Architects have to meet with their clients and discuss how they want there structures designed. They have to prepare structure specifications, design the structures using either on paper or on a computer using software, visit the construction sight to make sure the building matches the plans, and spread there work by meeting with companies.
Working Environment: Architects spend most of there time in offices planing out how they want the structure, and drawing out there building. Occasionally they go to the construction sight. Some architects can work from home. Architects held about 112,600 jobs in 2014. Most architects work full time, but can have additional hours if needed.
How To Become One: Most architects earn there degree by going through a 5 year bachelors degree program in architecture. You must also go through a paid internship, which only lasts about 3 months. All states require an architect to be licensed. To get a license, you must complete a professional degree in architecture.
Pay: The median annual wage for architects is $76,100. The best-paid 10 percent in the profession made approximately $125,520, while the bottom 10 percent made about $46,080.
Job Outlook: The job outlook grew 7 percent from 2014 to 2024
State and Area Date: Over 800 occupations, available in all states.
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