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Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 1,730

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $28.24 - $49.41

Typical Annual Salary: $58,700 - $102,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Prepare scale drawings.
  • Consult with clients to determine functional or spatial requirements of structures.
  • Plan layout of project.
  • Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.
  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors.
  • Integrate engineering elements into unified architectural designs.
  • Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
  • Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.
  • Seek new work opportunities through marketing, writing proposals, or giving presentations.
  • Administer construction contracts.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Compasses
  • Drafting kits or sets
  • Photocopiers
  • Power saws
  • Saws

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Document management software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Project management software

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