Landscape Architect

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What is a Landscape Architecture?

A landscape architect is a person who is educated in the field of landscape architecture. The practice of landscape architecture includes: site analysis, site inventory, land planning, And planting design

What You Need to be a Landscape Architecture And How much they Pay?

Median pay (annual): 64,180 USD (2012)

Median pay (hourly): 30.86 USD (2012)

Entry level education: Bachelor's degree

Number of jobs: 20,100 (2012)

Job Outlook

Advantages

Very High Pay

Pay can vary depending on whether you work for a landscaping firm or in self-employment. The median 2010 annual pay for all landscape architects was $62,090,

Nice Flexibility

Landscape architects can either specialize in certain types of projects or work in all areas of design. This type of work flexibility is an advantage if you like variety in a job

Disadvantages

Complexity

Landscape architecture is often very complex work, which can be mentally stimulating, but it can also very demanding and tiring

Hours

Most landscape architects work full time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 50 hour or longer work weeks are common for some.

The Responsibilities of being a Landscape Architecture

  • establishing general landscape requirements with clients;
  • conducting preliminary studies of the site including contours, soil, ecology, buildings, roads
  • matching the client's wishes with your knowledge of what will work best
  • Making sure deadlines are met

Work Environment for Landscape architects

Landscape architects spend much of their time in offices, creating designs, preparing models, and meeting with clients. They spend the rest of their time at jobsites. About 1 in 5 were self-employed in 2014.

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