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3 Careers in Architecture That Don’t Require a Degree

Aug 17, 2021 10:20:13 AM

Like the idea of making a living in the architecture field? Not interested in spending years in university?

You’re in luck: there are a variety of architecture careers that require neither a bachelor’s nor a master’s degree.

In fact, you can get started as an architectural drafter, architectural technologist, or appraiser with just a college diploma.

In this post, we walk you through the details of each of these architecture careers, including job descriptions, salaries, and training requirements.

Compare all three roles and see which path is right for you.

How to Become an Architectural Drafter: Step-by-Step Guide

May 11, 2021 12:48:16 PM

Interested in architecture and design? Want to learn how to create building plans and blueprints, and play a key role in the construction process?

It sounds like you're leaning toward a career in architectural drafting.

Architectural drafters use specialized software to transform an architect's concept into functional designs, drawings, and guidelines that builders can follow.

And they earn a good wage for their expertise. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, drafting technicians in Quebec make a median salary of about $51,400.

The highest-paid drafters in the province make over $72,000.

So how can you become an architectural drafter? What exactly is required to get into this field?

In this post, we take you step-by-step through everything you need to know.

Find out what the role involves, how to get started, and where this career can take you.

What Exactly is Architectural Drafting & Is This Career Path Right For You?

Jan 29, 2021 3:17:46 PM

Updated June, 2021.

If you're naturally interested in architecture, the building process, and creative design, you may be considering a career as a draftsperson for an architecture or design firm.

What exactly does an architectural draftsperson do? Where do they work and what kind of training do you need to get started in this field?

There's the university pathway, which could include an undergraduate degree in architecture or interior design.

Or, there's the college diploma route, which prepares students to serve as architectural technicians, who assist architects, engineers, and designers on building projects.

In this post, we'll break down the typical responsibilities of an architectural draftsperson/technician.

We'll also outline possible career paths after college - and a few other things to know if you're considering training in this field.

Architect Versus Architectural Drafter: What’s the Big Difference?

Sep 21, 2020 11:30:17 AM

Updated November 2020

Architects design structures for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Architectural drafters create the construction drawings needed to bring those new buildings to life. 

But, sometimes drafters also consult with clients and develop design concepts. And sometimes architects do their own construction drawings.  

So what is the big difference between an architect and an architectural drafter (also known as a CAD technician)? 

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