Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?

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Updated November 10, 2016

2. When someone describes a place, can you see it "in your mind's eye?"

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3. This is my face when I have to deal with contracts and bills:

8. How much time will you spend in school after high school?

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9. Are you willing to take a licensing exam?

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10. What is the lowest salary you would be willing to earn?

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?

You got: Don't Become an Architect

I got Don't Become an Architect. Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?
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According to your answers, you would not succeed at, nor would you enjoy, being an architect. The questions were meant to determine whether you have the soft skills someone working in this occupation needs, you are willing to fulfill the educational requirements and the salary suits your desires.

Architects must be creative and persuasive, and they need the ability to visualize what a structure will look like after it is completed. Excellent critical thinking, decision making, organizational, speaking and listening skills are essential.

To enter this field, one must go to school for five to eight years after high school to get either a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture and pass a licensing exam. Architects earn a median annual salary of $76,000.

Look for a different career that better utilizes your strengths and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. You must also find your compensation acceptable.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?

You got: Architect Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Architect Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?
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The questions on this quiz were meant to assess your likelihood of succeeding as an architect. It looked at your soft skills, willingness to complete the educational requirements, and desired compensation. According to your answers, you don't have enough of the qualities you would need, may not be willing to fulfill all the requirements, and may not be happy with the earnings.

Architects need excellent organizational, critical thinking, decision making, listening and speaking skills. They must be persuasive, creative and able to visualize what a structure will look like after it is completed.

To enter this field, you will have to spend five to eight years after high school earning a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture and pass a licensing exam. Architects earn a median annual salary of $76,000.

Find a career that better utilizes your strengths. Make sure the earnings are acceptable and you are willing to fulfill the requirements.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?

You got: You Might Make a Good Architect

I got You Might Make a Good Architect. Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?
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This quiz evaluated whether you have the soft skills architects need and a willingness to fulfill this career's educational requirements. It also asked you to consider your desired compensation. Based on your answers, this occupation is probably a good match, although it isn't a perfect one. You must figure out why and what you can do about it before you move forward.

Architects must be creative and able to visualize how a structure will look like after it is completed. They must be persuasive and have excellent organizational, critical thinking, decision making, speaking and listening skills.

You will have to spend between five and eight years earning a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture. You will also have to take a licensing exam. Architects' median annual earnings are $76,000.

Learn more about this occupation before you make a commitment. You can do this by reading job descriptions and conducting informational interviews.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?

You got: You Were Born to Be an Architect

I got You Were Born to Be an Architect. Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Architect?
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Congratulations! You chose a career that seems to be right for you. According to your answers, you have most of, if not all, the qualities architects need, you are willing to fulfill all the requirements and the compensation is acceptable.

Architects need excellent listening, speaking, critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills. It is essential to be creative and able to visualize how a structure will look after it is completed. They must also be persuasive. It will take you five to eight years to complete your education after you finish high school.

You will need a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture and have to take a licensing exam after you graduate and get experience. Expect median annual earnings of $76,000.

While the results of this quiz indicate this is a good career choice for you, it is still imperative to learn all you can about being an architect before you move forward. Look at job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

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