Nationwide

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Description:

Looking for a career that transforms your creative vision into physical reality? As an architect, you will work alongside builders and clients to create amazing living spaces. Along the way, you will be heavily involved in the building process, visiting the site to watch your creation come to life in the way you and the client envisioned it. Architecture is not just about designing the exterior of the home, but also about creating a functional and human-centric living space for your clientele.

High School:​

No programs locally, contact us to help you create an apprenticeship!

More about a career as an Architect:

Career Development:

​Information on how to qualify for and receive licensing as an Architect in the State of Michigan: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Additional Training Courses:

These courses are offered by Online CTI, headquartered in Traverse City with online courses available across the country.

Day In The Life of an Architect:
  • Plan or design structures such as residences, office buildings, theatres, factories, or other structural properties in accordance with environmental, safety, or other regulations.

  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors.

  • Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.

  • Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.

  • Monitor the work of specialists, such as electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, interior designers, or sound specialists to ensure optimal form or function of designs or final structures.

  • Perform predesign services, such as feasibility or environmental impact studies.

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Job growth (2019-2026)
0%
2%
1%
Nationwide
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Statewide
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Regional
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Employment & Wage Statistics

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Job openings (2019-2016)
5
220
8,700
Regional
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Hourly wage range
$26.89
$34.18
$100

Median

Annual wage range
$55,940
$71,100
$208,000
Statewide
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Hourly wage range
$24.11
$36.80
$57.84
Annual wage range
$50,140
$76,540
$120,310
Nationwide
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Hourly wage range
$23.41
$38.82
$66.16
Annual wage range
$48,700
$80,750
$137,620
For more information on careers as a landscaper:
ONET Summary Report - Architect