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
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Intellectual Risk-taking
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Develop educational presentations
Organize educational material or ideas
Develop instructional materials
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Develop educational and instructional programs
Teach secondary or post-secondary courses
Prepare educational or training related reports or presentations
Prepare tests
Update educational curriculum
Teach work-related or interest-based courses
Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Select method of instruction
Evaluate student performance
Prepare mapping or drafting related reports or presentations
Prepare construction or extraction related reports or presentations
Teach humanities courses at the college level
Select teaching materials
Prepare computer, network, or database related reports or presentations
Guide class discussions
Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress
Develop teaching aids
Prepare analytical reports
Train others in the use of architectural, mapping, or drafting related equipment
Monitor student progress
Teach online courses
Instruct staff in work policies or procedures
Train janitorial, housekeeping, or groundskeeping personnel
Orient new employees
Train others in computer or software use
Train others in the use of computer or network related equipment

Thinking Creatively

Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Design construction projects
Write research or project grant proposals
Write business project or bid proposals
Write public sector, educational, or institutional grant proposals
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Develop stored procedures for repeatable database processes
Design interior space to meet customer specifications
Design office layout
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Create databases
Create relational databases
Define database parameters or specifications
Develop complex computer databases
Develop web services
Apply user experience to application design
Develop accessible web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Design software applications
Write computer programs or code
Design software or user interface
Design data security systems
Design water conservation systems
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Develop graphic designs or models
Develop informational maps or charts
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop procedures for data management
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Design complex hardware and software solutions
Optimize software performance
Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise
Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information
Develop testing routines or procedures
Develop procedures for data entry or processing
Develop records management systems
Establish employee performance standards
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Design irrigation systems

Getting Information

Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Research engineering designs or applications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Interpret information technology information from diagrams or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Conduct interviews to gather architectural, engineering, or construction related information
Research education or training related information using library or internet
Review information from formulas or processing charts
Collect education or training related data
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Retrieve data from digital or online sources
Collect data about customer needs
Perform information technology related research
Identify customer project specifications
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Investigate customer complaints
Obtain approval for project plans
Conduct educational research

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Prepare cost estimates
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate construction project costs
Bid work projects
Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Judge distances between two points
Calculate grades and elevations
Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate project labor requirements
Measure layout for construction projects
Determine project parameters or specifications
Estimate information technology related project costs
Determine work priorities and requirements
Determine resource needs
Estimate home or property maintenance material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Identify information technology project resource requirements

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise others on architectural, mapping, or drafting related issues
Recommend alterations in construction or specifications
Advise others on educational matters
Advise students on education and career-related issues
Serve on academic, scientific, and advisory committees
Assist students with classes, courses, or extracurricular activities
Recommend improvements to work methods, procedures, or products
Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies
Serve on institutional or departmental committees
Serve on planning, governance, or administrative committees
Advise others on information technology issues
Recommend computer or information system changes
Advise others on farming or forestry operations, regulations, or equipment

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate instructional material
Evaluate instructional curricula
Study the architectural features of various structures
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate instructional or educational programs
Evaluate construction quality
Evaluate HVAC design and sizing
Evaluate computer-related requirement, specification, or feature requests from users
Evaluate prototype software
Evaluate costs of completed projects
Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility
Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies
Perform peer review evaluations of research, publications, or grants
Evaluate soil conditions
Judge quality of facilities or service
Evaluate employee performance

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Design structures or facilities
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Direct design or development activities
Develop plans for architectural, mapping, or drafting related programs, projects, or services
Plan activity and work schedules
Lead educational department activities
Manage information technology projects or system activities
Plan construction of structures or facilities
Organize speakers or judges for classes, events, or programs
Prepare workflow chart
Develop plans for engineering programs, projects, or services
Plan student extracurricular activities
Develop guidelines for system implementation
Develop plans for information technology related programs, projects, or services
Maintain contingency plans for disaster recovery
Develop project contingency plans

Documenting/Recording Information

Document technical design details
Record student progress
Integrate field notes into technical drawings
Prepare procedural documents
Maintain educational or training-related records, reports, or files
Write technical specifications for software or applications
Document design or development procedures
Document work hours or activities
Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance
Document operational procedures
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications
Write documentation for software, applications, or computer operation
Maintain personnel records
Maintain computer networks to enhance performance and user access
Document operational activities

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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

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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