Architects

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Architect, Design Architect, Planner, Project Architect

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Civil Engineer; Civil Engineer, Architect/Architectural Engineer
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 practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

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

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Hot Technology
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Data base user interface and query software

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 Hot Technology
  • Amazon Redshift Hot Technology

Education

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

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