Sample 1 - State of California

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Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
(SOC Code : 17-1011)
in California

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$45.31$33.45$41.80$52.88

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202213,30015,0001,70012.8480

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Architects (Architectural Practice)Department of Consumer Affairs
California Architects Board
www.cab.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,87668.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Environmental Design/Architecture

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Prepare scale drawings.
Consult with clients to determine functional or spatial requirements of structures.
Plan layout of project.
Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.
Prepare contract documents for building contractors.
Integrate engineering elements into unified architectural designs.
Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.
Seek new work opportunities through marketing, writing proposals, or giving presentations.
Administer construction contracts.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Architectural Project Managers; Design Architects; Project Architects; and Project Managers
 
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