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What should I know about being an Architect ??

I don't know how to draw, and i'm scared of doing this career

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Valerie’s Answer

1. Find out if you have the personality traits to be a successful architect by visiting Assessment. com and taking the personality test.
I believe the cost is between $69-$129 but the great thing is the test also analyzes your strengths and weaknesses and provides you with a list of ten ideal careers based on your responses!!! See if architecture is on your list!!!
2. Visit OOH.com, the website of the Department of Labor and find out the long term outlook for architects, regional variations in pay, etc.
3. Visit Salary.com or Salary Wizard.com to learn how much architects earn.
4. Find out if there is a professional organization of architects in your area. Try to go to their meetings to make contacts and network.
5. If you are a minority, find out if the government has initiatives to do business with minority owned firms. Contact the SBA (Small Business Administration or SCORE to find out.
Good luck!!!!
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! abdul
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! mia
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Carmel’s Answer

I don't think being an Architect is about your ability to draw. It is more about how you think about space and spatial relationships. How the space functions, what the structure looks like, what it feels like in the environment and in the surrounding landscape, the usability of the space.

Once you have that, there are software programs that can help you with the drawing. I am not an Architect but I come from a family of Architects.

It is an amazing profession - good luck to you!!
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