Career Details


Career Overview

Architects plan and design houses and other structures.


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!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
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.

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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.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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