Average Salary Per Year: $73,090

Do you see beauty in buildings? Do you like to design? Then you may be drawn to architecture. Architects plan and design houses, office buildings and other structures. These plans show the building’s appearance and details of its construction. Accompanying these plans are drawings of air-conditioning, heating and ventilating systems, electrical systems, communications systems and plumbing. These drawings can be done both on paper and in computer-based programs. Architects normally work in an office where they meet with clients, engineers, project managers and other architects.

Education Options:

Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Project Management Certification


Architects need at least a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture, and they must meet internship requirements and pass an exam to earn state licensure.

Career Path for Architects

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