What Architects Do
Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures. Architects spend much of their time in offices, where they develop plans, meet with clients, and consult with engineers and other architects. They also visit construction sites to prepare initial drawings and review the progress of projects to see clients’ objectives are met.
How to Become an Architect
There are typically three main steps to becoming a licensed architect: completing a professional degree in architecture, gaining relevant experience through an internship, and passing the Architect Registration Examination.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for architects was $76,100 in May 2015. Employment of architects is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.