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November 14, 2011 / michelleinclema

Major Monday- architecture

Trying to decide on a college major or career? Tune into Major Monday for information and statistics on modern careers!

Do you want to design buildings? Perhaps you should consider a career as an architect.  Architects design plans for new buildings, including homes, offices, apartments, skyscrapers and more. Clients hire architects to design their building, and the architect draws plans for the space and sees the project through to the end.

To become an architect, you must earn a four (or five) year degree, complete an internship and then become licensed. Courses may include building and design theory, art, math, business and science.

According to the bureau of labor statistics, the mean annual wage for architects in 2010 was $78,040.

Looking for schools with architecture programs? Visit our college match feature and search colleges by region and interest!

P.S. Are you an architect? A professor of architecture? We want to make Major Monday (s) interactive. Where did you study? What advice would you offer to students interested in this field? Please comment below!

 

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  1. Luke / Mar 3 2013 11:53 pm

    I’d say that one of the most important things to watch out for when looking for an architecture school is making sure that it is NAAB approved. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the top authority for deciding the appropriate education for architects. Most states require that you attend a professional architecture program (NAAB-approved) before you can obtain your licensure to become an architect. You can find a list of accredited architecture schools at My School of Architecture.

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