The FUTURE...

Belongs to Those Who Prepare For It Today

Who Am I?

Which Way Is Right?

I am 40% left brain and 60% right brain. This means that I while I think logically and critically, I am also very artistic and creative in the way I solve problems.

ME.

Skills:

-Health Informatics

-Professional Support Services

-Journalism and Broadcasting

-Performing Arts

-Legal Services

Interests:

-Visual Arts

-Performing Arts

-Journalism and Broadcasting

-Marketing Communications

-Governance

Values:

-Accomplishment

-Innovation

-Workplace

-Prestige

-Income

My Style...

Listening Style:

Listen for entertainment. If message is not engaging, they will lose interest. Often stop listening because they want to start acting upon message immediately.

Communication Style:

Fast paced, brief, loud, interrupts, straightforward

Frustrations:

Formality, slow pace, steps

What Do I Want?

My Job: Architectural Manager

Tasks and Conditions:

  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
  • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
  • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts.
  • Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, and market demand.
  • Establish scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
  • Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff.
  • Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
  • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
  • Evaluate environmental regulations or social pressures related to environmental issues to inform strategic or operational decision-making.
  • Plan or direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities or equipment.
  • Solicit project support by conferring with officials or providing information to the public.
  • Perform administrative functions, such as reviewing or writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, or purchasing of materials or services.
  • Develop or implement programs to improve sustainability or reduce the environmental impacts of engineering or architecture activities or operations.
  • Evaluate the environmental impacts of engineering, architecture, or research and development activities.
  • Direct the engineering of water control, treatment, or distribution projects.
  • Identify environmental threats or opportunities associated with the development and launch of new technologies.
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate survey work with other project activities.
  • Administer highway planning, construction, or maintenance.

Salary Range/Job Growth

Arkansas Salary:

$61,910-$140,490

United States Salary:

$78,920-$186,020


9% increase in jobs nationwide.

Education

At least a bachelor's degree is required for this job. Master's degrees are recommended for extra business experience. Generally, architects receive more than four years of education in college and postsecondary levels.

Qualifications:

Engineering and natural sciences managers must be specialists in the work they supervise. To advance to these positions, engineers and scientists generally must gain experience and assume management responsibility. To fill management positions, employers seek engineers and scientists who possess administrative and communication skills in addition to technical knowledge in their specialty, since they must effectively lead groups and coordinate projects.

Certifications

Strong technical knowledge is essential for engineering and natural sciences managers, who must understand and guide the work of their subordinates and explain the work in nontechnical terms to senior management and potential customers. Therefore, most managers have formal education and work experience as an engineer, scientist, or mathematician.

Working Conditions

Engineering and natural sciences managers spend most of their time in an office. Some managers, however, also may work in laboratories, where they may be exposed to the same conditions as research scientists, or in industrial plants, where they may be exposed to the same conditions as production workers. Managers tend to work long hours in order to meet project deadlines; in 2008, almost half worked over 40 hours per week. They may also experience considerable pressure to meet technical or scientific goals on a short deadline or within a tight budget.

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas offers many subject areas for whatever path a student wishes to follow.

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