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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

(O*NET 17-1011.00)

Significant Points
  • About 21 percent of architects are self-employed—almost three times the proportion for all occupations.
  • Licensing requirements include a professional degree in architecture, at least three years of practical work, training, and passing all divisions of the Architect Registration Examination.
  • Architecture graduates may face competition, especially for jobs in the most prestigious firms.
Nature of the Work

People need places in which to live, work, play, learn, worship, meet, govern, shop, and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these places, whether they are private or public; indoors or out; rooms, buildings, or complexes. ...

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