The Career Outlook Project
Career Outlook Project
Job Title and Job Description
Self-employed business owner, provide design services for residential and commercial owners.
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
Broad field of opportunities: designers, draftsmen (produce drawings by hand and/or by computers) construction observation, and town boards for historic preservation.
What new technology will be important?
Refined CAD integrated with onsite development in-office design linked electronically to on site development will result in faster process for changes; telecommunication; materials and methods in building technology and construction will mimic biology.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
5-Year Professional DegreeState License
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
Take a high school level CAD course to find out if you like it. Art, social studies, and environmental science classes are relevant; I feel that math & science are not as important as you may think. You have to be focused for a long journey.
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
Yes I did; I was interested in how buildings affect people.
|Skills Used||Rating (5=Most Important thru|
|Athletic / Physical|
|Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment|
|Investigative / Fact Finding|
|leadership and Supervising|
|Sales and Negotiation|
|Scientific and Experimental|
|Social Service / Helping Skills|
|Teaching / Instructing|
|Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals|
Interview By: Architect/Designer