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Requirements for Architects: In the US/>/> those who want to provide architectural
must be licensed. To become licenced one must earn a professional degree in
architecture, services complete a period of practical training or internship, and
pass all divisions of the ARE (ArchitectRegistration Examination
Generally, the professional degree in architecture must be from a school of
architecture accreditedby the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
Individual states may not have this requirement.
Advancement of Architects: A licensed architect, after gaining experience, may
take on increasingly responsible duties and eventual managing entire projects
Architects may advance to supervisory or managerial positions in large firms
Some become partners in established firms while others set up their own practices.
Job Outlook for Architects: Employment of architects is projected to grow about
as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014. Prospective architects
may face competition for entry level positions. To increase one's chances of
getting an internship after graduation, prospective architects should gain career-
related experience in an architectural firm while still in school.
Earnings of Architects: Median annual earnings of wage and salary architects were
$60,300 in 2004. Recent graduates working on internships will earn much less. Those
starting out in private practices will go through a period of time when they are
operating at a loss.*