Is Being An Architect Worth It?

Sara Mandeed
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My answer to, Is Being An Architect Worth It?

The short answer is yes.

It is worth it.

Return On Investment

Few career decisions you make will have as great an impact on your life as your career choice. While the work you do inside the office is important, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Your surroundings determine almost everything about you and your life. Where you live, the food you eat, the air you breathe, your social circle, the view from your window, the weather ….they all impact your life in more ways than you can imagine. They also determine the choices you make – to go out with friends, to work hard or to chill out, to have a healthy family.

So imagine you do make a career choice that leads you to a big city, perhaps a really big city like New York or London or Tokyo. That means many years of commuting.

The question is: Do you want to stand at a crowded subway platform or at a deserted bus stop, or would you rather walk through a fragrant forest in the summer or a ski resort in winter?

Help Wanted

The idea of being an architecture is very seductive. Throughout the history of the world, there are many famous architects who have gotten their names etched in history.

Getting started in the field of architecture is not as simple as breaking into other careers. You will need to invest time and energy and hope that you are able to make enough money eventually to pay off the loans you accrued during your years of study.

The first step towards pursuing your architectural studies is to jump through all the hoops you have to to register with the local and state governments so that you can be recognized leg