The BurjKhalifa, Burj Al Arab, The Louvre, Copenhagen Opera House are some of the very prominent architectural marvels. Imagine how much the chief architects would have earned for setting up these beautiful yet intricate buildings.
If you are really interested in making a career in Architecture, it has a huge scope. We all know how earning a degree in architecture is a long but rewarding process. However, deciding where to start is the major hurdle all of us face when initiating anything NEW.
List of career opportunities in Architecture
After attaining a degree in architecture, there are a host of career options available for a student. Here is a sneak peek into some of the most relevant and popular options after architecture.
1. Landscape Architect
For people, who enjoy working in the natural environment, a landscape architect is a prospective job option. The job responsibilities incorporate designing outdoor landscapes which include infrastructure, agriculture, forestry and public areas.
kThey are responsible for storm water management, environmental restoration and recreational areas.
2. Urban Planner
An Urban Planner develops plans for the use of land for towns, cities and countries while also taking care of the environmental, zoning and legal issues associated with it.
With the ever-changing urban environment, being an urban planner is one of the most lucrative career options. An Urban planner is responsible for a host of things from economic changes to demographic changes to sustainable development.
3. Industrial Designer
Several architecture firms have branched into industrial design, due to their close creative ties. However, the industrial design focuses on smaller scale objects of mass production, as opposed to large-scale buildings designed for a specific context. If the prospect of designing something enormous and permanent sounds all too intimidating, industrial design is a great, smaller scaled alternative.
4. Graphic Designer
One of the coolest career options includes being a Graphic Designer for a company. A graphic designer assembles together the images, typography, or motion graphics to create a piece of design.A number of big architecture firms seek graphic designers for drafting the initial 2D sketch.
A student can take up a short course in Graphic Design along with the architecture degree to open a range of other opportunities as well. A Graphic designer architect can work as a logo designer, environmental designer or study further based on the relevance of interest.
As a Graphic designer, with great experience comes good money.
Some of the other Job Titles are:
- Architectural Technologist
- Interior Designer
- Structural Engineer
- Higher Education Lecturer
After completing your degree in architecture, you can work in a number of Architecture design firms, Engineering service firms, Central Public Works Department and Cooperative Societies.
Moreover, there are lucrative options which include working in start-ups or entrepreneurial ventures, government- Urban Development Department, HUDCO and National Building Organization.
Another rewarding and well-paying career option is working as a professor in an institute. Sharda University is amongst one of the leading private universities being UGC approved. The university has a large number of dynamic faculty members at good positions. The university trains the students through vocational classes to become job ready.
Apart from the career options mentioned above, you can also combine a few courses to venture into a completely new line.
Always Remember: There isa sea of opportunities out there, you just need to get in the right boat.