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Inside Architectural Technician Careers

Things you need to know, but nobody tells you


Biggest Surprises

"Advancement Of Technology...
I love my profession and I am amazed at how quickly technology is changing and how quickly the business I work for is adopting the new technology. I am constantly learning new things and I love that." (Systems Engineer; 2014)

Career: 11 years of experience, currently based in California, male
School: Studied Information Security at ITT Technical Institute in Illinois; completed Bachelor degree in 2005

"Projects Take Longer To Complete...
I was surprised about the amount of time it took to complete projects. I was surprised at the amount of changes that are involved in each project" (Architectural Technician; 2013)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Georgia, male
School: Studied Architectural at Georgia Tech in Georgia; completed Bachelor degree in 2007

Best & Worst Things About This Career

Architectural Technician: "In my opinion, the best part of my career is being able to see a project through, from start to finish. When you design something, you see it on 2-D on paper, but walking through a building that you had a hand in making is an incredible feeling. The worst part of my job is writing up meeting minutes. When you attend a construction meeting, there needs to be a summary written about who was there, what isn't working as well as it should, and what you're going to do to fix it." (2011)

Career Tips

"Experience Vs. Education...
Find a job early to build up experience. Experience is looked more highly upon than education." (Systems Engineer; 2014)

"Be Flexible With Your Plans...
I would work on my patience in working with others and understand that changes to your plan is going to happen" (Architectural Technician; 2013)

"Math Skills Still Important...
You should be very good at math because even though many things are now done on computer, it helps greatly to know how that number or dimension makes sense. Many high schools offer classes in either AutoCAD or Revit Architecture. If at all possible, try to fit these classes into your schedule. When you go to college, try to find a job in the area at an Architectural Firm doing anything that you can: washing windows, scrubbing floors, answering phones, etc. That's a foot in the door you have that others in your class won't have." (Architectural Technician; 2011)