Landscape Architects

Landscape architects plan and design areas such as housing communities, college campuses, gardens, public parks and playgrounds, shopping centers, golf courses, recreation facilities, and nature conservation and restoration areas. They work to balance beauty and function in developed outdoor areas. There are approximately 16,330 landscape architects employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
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Duties Plan and design outdoor spaces such as college campuses, gardens, public parks and playgrounds, shopping centers, and golf courses
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Earth Science
Experience One to four years' experience as an architect for licensing
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Drawing/Design
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Project Manager or Architectural Firm Owner
  • Architect
  • Junior Architect
  • Apprentice or Intern Landscape Architect

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