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Landscape Architects

Also called: Director of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Golf Course Architect, Land Planner, Landscape Architect

What they do:
Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
On the job, you would:
  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, or cost estimates for land development.
  • Analyze data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • building and construction
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Bentley Microstation
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$64,790
per year, on average
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