Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

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What do they do?

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Also known as:

Architect, Design Architect, Planner, Project Architect, Specifications Writer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Architects, Except Landscape and Naval is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 7.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #36 in job growth rate
  • 290

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (8.8%)
  • Master's degree (37.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (45%)
  • Associate's degree (2.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (1.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.3%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Discuss designs or plans with clients.
  • Design structures or facilities.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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