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Architects

Also called: Architect, Design Architect, Planner, Project Architect

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What they do:
Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
On the job, you would:
  • Develop final construction plans that include aesthetic representations of the structure or details for its construction.
  • Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.
  • Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • building and construction
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Hot Technology
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 Hot Technology
  • Oracle JDBC Hot Technology

Education

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

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$82,320
$49,950
$136,310

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