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Answers to your questions about careers in architecture


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Should you become an architect?

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Would you like to become an architect? What classes should you take in school? How do you get started in your career? And (we have to ask) how much will you earn?

This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions about careers in architecture. The advice comes from several architects who participate in our discussion forum, with additional comments from Dr. Lee W Waldrep, an Architectural Education Consultant and author of Becoming an Architect.

Want to know more? Post your questions in our Discussion Forum.

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