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CAREERS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Ever find yourself in awe of a lovely park design? Why not get paid to do it yourself? A landscape architect career may be for you, especially if you enjoy time spent outdoors and designing while on the job!

Landscape Architect

Ever go to a park and wonder: who the heck planned and designed this? If so, you may want to look into becoming a landscape architect.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, landscape architects design land areas for parks, highways, recreational facilities, airports, and other properties. Duties range from preparing the specifications and cost estimates for the site plan to analyzing environmental data on land conditions. Many landscape architects specialize in an area, such as streets and highways or parks and playgrounds.

Becoming a landscape architect, according to the BLS, requires becoming licensed in your state and usually a bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture. Attending one of the many landscape architect schools may prepare you for this career.

Landscape architect salary and career outlook

Which industry you choose as a landscape architect could make a financial difference. What state you live in may also factor into how much you could make as a landscape architect. So be smart about where you live and what industry you enter if you're going to become a landscape architect, since it may make a financial difference.

Here's an idea of landscape architecture salary and job growth numbers you might expect in the coming years:

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean WageProjected Job Growth Rate
Landscape Architects18,660$73,1604.4%
2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

This may be your calling. Research and look into a landscape architect education online to find out.

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Landscape Architects, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Architecture-and-Engineering/Landscape-architects.htm#tab-2

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Landscape Architects, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes171012.htm

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