Posted by Paul Malo on September 01, 2002 at 06:39:36:
In Reply to: Re: Too Many Architects in the World???? posted by Jacques Pochoy on September 01, 2002 at 05:02:15:
Wise counsel, Jacques. Employment conditions vary around the world. Certain cities tend to attract graduate architects. In a place like San Fransisco, California living is expensive, while there are many candidates of jobs--because it's a desireable place to live. Go to the heartland of America, however, and the situation is different.
True, few quick fortunes are made by young architects--but all the architects I have known have raised families (if they chose) in comfortabe circumstances while enjoying work they love.
Cost of education will vary from place to place. Here in the US some students begin in community colleges in their home towns, which are less costly, then after taking more general courses transfer credit to a professional school, where they spend perhaps three rather than five years.
Cost is a factor, but over a lifetime doing what you love and will continue to enjoy is far more important that a marginal difference in annual income.