Being a successful landscape architect is more than just planting pretty flowers. It’s about managing projects and working with other building professionals. It’s one of the best jobs in the country!B U.S.News.com echoes that in its article about the field’s growth potential.
Landscape architect joined doctors, lawyers, and IT professionals among the list of the 50 best careers in 2010. The article says that landscape architecture job opportunities are expected to jump 20 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is well above average. It also lays out suggested paths and education for those wanting to pursue the field. A bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture is a must, but pursuing internships and possibly even a master’s degree is suggested. States also require that landscape architects be licensed, so that’s something for those interested to keep in mind.
Interested in learning more about the field? Colorado State has a great program and offers a lot of information on their website.