Landscape architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, private homes, and other open areas.
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.
Most states require landscape architects to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state, but usually include a degree in landscape architecture from an accredited school, internship experience, and passing the Landscape Architect Registration Examination.
The median annual wage for landscape architects was $63,810 in May 2015.
Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Planning and developing new commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects and redeveloping existing landscapes will drive employment growth. Competition for jobs in the largest and most prestigious landscape architecture firms is expected to be strong.
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