An architect designs and oversees building construction. Lately, there has been an effort on the part of landscapers and software designers to co-opt the term and re-christen themselves “landscape architects” and “software architects,” but for most people, the term remains associated with people who design buildings.
An architect earns an average salary of $73,193. CareerCast.com cites “decreasing employment opportunities tied to the unstable construction industry” as a factor making the job overrated. The amount of education that aspiring architects must undergo to earn a license may be off-putting to potential candidates, as well.