Careers In Architecture

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Ideal for college students or anyone ready to go back to school, this series explores specific areas of

interest and helps job seekers determine which job in that field suits them.

• Breaks down specific educational requirements and additional training

• Surveys the salaries and job opportunities to help seekers find the perfect match

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071545563
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/18/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 859,986
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii Part 1 Careers in Architecture Chapter 1 The Field of Architecture 3 A history of architectural education The duties of the architect Working conditions for architects Employment opportunities Job outlook for architects Types of architectural offices Getting that first job Starting your own firm Sample intern job openings Earnings for architects Related fields Firsthand accounts Chapter 2 Preparing for a Career in Architecture 17 Types of degrees Paths to the professional degree Course of study Specialization The portfolio Selecting a school Financing your education Sample programs Student statistics Skills an architect must have Training periods Architect Registration Examination (ARE)
Preparing early Intern Development Program (IDP)
Intern Development Program (IDP) core competencies Chapter 3 Residential, Commercial, and Institutional Architecture 37 Specializing Sample job listings Firsthand accounts Chapter 4 Historic Preservation 51 Preservation categories Related fields Architectural conservators Architectural historians Historic interior designers Associations involved with historic preservation Firsthand accounts Chapter 5 Teaching Architecture 63 Job outlook for architecture faculty Who teaches architecture Faculty responsibilities Salaries for architecture faculty Training for university faculty Finding that job Sample job listings Firsthand account Part 2 Related Fields Chapter 6 Landscape Architecture 75 Working conditions Employment figures Job outlook Training for landscape architects Skills needed for landscape architecture Intern landscape architects Self-employment Related fields Job hunting Sample job listings Salaries for landscape architectsFirsthand accounts Chapter 7 Engineering 95 Engineering specializations Possible employers Training for engineers Licensure Getting started and advancing Sample program Salaries for engineers Job outlook Continuing education for engineers Sample job listings Firsthand account Chapter 8 Urban and Regional Planning 109 Duties Working conditions for planners Employment figures Job outlook Training for planners Salaries Sample job listings Firsthand account Chapter 9 Construction and Cost Estimation 119 Duties of construction managers Training for construction managers Certification for construction managers Salaries for construction managers and contractors Job outlook for construction managers Duties of cost estimators Training for cost estimators Certification for cost estimators Salaries for cost estimators Job outlook for cost estimators Sample job listing Firsthand accounts Chapter 10 More Firsthand Accounts from the Field 137 Appendix A Professional Associations 151 Appendix B Further Reading 173 Appendix C Accredited Training Programs for Architecture in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada 177 Appendix D Accredited Programs in Landscape Architecture 199
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