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Architects plan, design, and observe construction of facilities used for human occupancy and of other structures. They consult with clients, plan layouts of buildings, prepare drawings of proposed buildings, write specifications, and prepare scale and full-sized drawings. Architects also may help clients to obtain bids, select a contractor, and negotiate the construction contract. They visit construction sites to ensure that the work is being completed according to specification. There are approximately 99,860 architects working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Curious

Hands On

Career Ladder
Project Manager or Architectural Firm Owner

Architect

Junior Architect

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