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Landscape Architects

Also called: Golf Course Architect, Land Planner, Landscape Architect, Landscape Planner

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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:
  • Prepare graphic representations or drawings of proposed plans or designs.
  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Integrate existing land features or landscaping into designs.

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
  • customer service

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
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

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

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
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

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
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot Technology
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$70,630
$42,500
$115,660
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