Artists work in many industries doing thing you might not expect. Artists create advertisements, visual effects in movies and the buildings in your city just to name a few. If you like to draw, paint or sculpt, or if you just like to be around fine art, you can find a challenging and satisfying career.
Have you ever thought about designing homes or office buildings...planning the rooms and spaces and the way they would look? Perhaps you should consider being an architect. Architects design homes, office buildings, and other structures. As cities get bigger and more crowded, many architects have become urban designers. they are interested in the design of entire cities, from the layout of roads and parks to the preservation of the natural environment. Architects consider three things when designing a structure: the way a building looks, what people do in it, and how its made. (Source: ISBN: 0-328-08038-1)
Education Required (degree/years):
Middle School: 3 years of Art
High School Diploma: 4 years combination Advanced Placement Art, Computer Design
University : 4 year Bachelors Degree Architecture
Tip: it also helps to compete on an international level by having a second degree in architectural engineering.
Average Annual Salary: $41,000.00 to $100,250.00 (unless you own the architectural firm)