Architects, Except Landscape and Naval :

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $83,930.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,029
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.73 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design office layout
Design interior space to meet customer specifications
Design construction projects
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Develop informational maps or charts
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Design water conservation systems
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop graphic art
Develop graphic designs or models

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate construction project costs
Bid work projects
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate engineering project costs
Calculate grades and elevations
Judge distances between two points

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Research engineering designs or applications
Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Conduct interviews to gather architectual, engineering, or construction related information
Survey land or properties
Research property records

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Evaluate product design
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze spatial data
Perform architectural, mapping, or drafting related research
Perform cost benefit analysis

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Plan construction of structures or facilities
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Design structures or facilities
Plan commercial art or design projects
Direct design or development activities
Develop plans for architectural, mapping, or drafting related programs, projects, or services

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate information in documents or manuscripts
Study artifacts
Study the architectural features of various structures
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate costs of completed projects

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Illustrator
Customer Contact
Professional Architect
Design and Construction
Project Design

Career Path From

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Related Licensing Requirements

Architect (18-0000000017)

For information on certification requirements, please contact the Board of Registration for Architects & Landscape Architects at //

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Board of Registration for Architects & Landscape Architects (3172343022)

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