Architects are the designers who specialize in the structural elements of residential buildings, commercial buildings, and municipal projects like bridges. They typically work offsite to develop plans that instruct the engineers and builders. Architects are usually well paid and highly respected professionals, but this is a competitive field that typically requires an advanced education.
If you love structural design and city planning and you’re willing to work hard and follow a challenging career path, this field may be perfect for you. Check out the architecture occupation overview in this section for more information.