Architecture & Construction

    Diamond Hill-Jarvis // South Hills // Trimble Technical // Western Hills

    Architects is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Architects plan and design buildings such as homes, schools, and other structures. They also manage resources to keep projects on time and on budget.Earnings

    • Earnings Range: $55,000 – 120,000

    Level of Education

    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Design and sketch building plans for clients
    • Write instructions for contractors and builders to follow
    • Coordinate the activities of people involved in the construction
    • Ensure the building is finished on time and within budget
    • Handle paperwork such as contracts and bills

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Imaginative
    • Creative
    • Drawing ability
    • Math and computer skills
    • Communication skills


    • Most work for architecture firms and building contractors
    • Some are self-employed
    • Work in offices and at construction sites
    • The pressure to meet deadlines can be stressful
    • Working hours vary greatly

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    Chief Architect Certified User