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Posted by  darren on August 09, 2003 at 12:53:31:

In Reply to:  never enough money for the amount of effort and stress posted by Scratchy on August 09, 2003 at 09:59:36:

I've been reading these columns about out of work or broke architects. I went to college with 4 friend all wanted to be engineers or architects. I originally started out wanting to be an architect, but later settled to be an architectural drafter. (or so I thought settled). Anyways, 2 of my friends became engineers and the other two becamed architects. We all went to work with different companies. After a few years I opened up my own drafting services specializing in architectural related drafting. After my friends and I were talking one day I discovered I made more as a "draftsman" than all but one of my friends and I was fairly close to him. Eventually, one of my architect friends came to work for me as a draftman...he makes the same as he did with his firm and has a lot less stress. I think there is money everywhere in related fields you just have to find your niche and work really hard- I mean I don't know what architects make in different areas of the country, but my friend who came to work for me was about $50,000 per year- and I made much more than him.

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