Why and How to Become an Architect?
What does an architect do?
An architect is an individual who is licenced to designs or organizes space. They design homes, buildings, office spaces, etc. They undergo training, usually college and possible internships, to become licenced. It is necessary to draw and sketch for architects.
It is sometimes difficult to have a steady income for architects. Architects have projects that get dropped, then the client could find another architects plans to use for their project.
The lowest 10% earn less than $41,320.
The middle 50% range between $53,480 and $91,870.
The high 10% earn more than $119,220.
How to become an architect?
In most states to practice architecture, you must have a degree. A bachelors is usually the first step in getting licenced. Now in getting a degree, some colleges require internships for their architecture students during the school year. This might be a hassle to your eyes, but some states require architects to go through an internship in order to be licenced. So this might kill two birds with one stone.
After you have your bachelors and, if necessary, an internship, next is the examination. Every state requires that the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). This exam has many different areas to be tackled and the answers can differ from multiple choice to graphical questions.
Once you have fit these requirements, which do vary by state, you can then apply for licensure. While waiting to be licenced after graduation, it is best to work in the field under a licenced architect to learn from and study under.
Once you are a licenced architect, look into your state requirements. You might be required to continue your education such as taking more classes or achieving another degree.