Career Overview

Architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings. Be sure to use the search box to find the video made by Scott!


A 4-5 year bachelor’s degree in architecture is required to obtain this position. Some organizations may require a master's degree, which may take an additional two-three years to earn.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$45,000 /yr
$70,000 /yr
$120,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Art
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Drafting
Work Environment

Architects typically work for architectural and engineering firms. The work is primarily office work, but some time may be spent on construction sites monitoring projects.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There may be very strong competition for the best jobs.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada