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Career Details :: Landscape Architects
Plan and design land areas for such projects as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Prepares site plans, specifications, and cost estimates for land development, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.
- Compiles and analyzes data on conditions, such as location, drainage, and location of structures, for environmental reports and landscaping plans.
- Inspects landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, approve quality of materials and work, and advise client and construction personnel.
- Confers with clients, engineering personnel, and architects on overall program.
- Art Directors
- Civil Engineering Technicians
- Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Electrical Drafters
- Exhibit Designers
- Interior Designers
- Materials Engineers
- Set Designers
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Thinking Creatively
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
- Provide Consultation & Advice to Others
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Deal With External Customers
- Consequence of Error