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Architecture: Career and Education Opportunities in New Mexico

Architecture: Architects envision and develop designs for new buildings and structures in the world. Their work combines both technical and artistic skills.

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New Mexico has a population of 2,009,671, which has grown by 10.48% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "The Land of Enchantment," its capital is Santa Fe, though its largest city is Albuquerque. In 2008, there were a total of 1,117,433 jobs in New Mexico. The average annual income was $33,389 in 2008, up from $32,093 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in New Mexico was 7.2% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. About 23.5% of New Mexico residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in New Mexico include casinos (except casino hotels), other nonmetallic mineral mining, and all other miscellaneous ambulatory health care services. Notable tourist destinations include the Albuquerque City Government, the Flowers by ZACH, and the Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop.


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Architects plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, and other structural property. Architects need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to identify when problems are more complex then expected and deal with them appropriately.
Landscape Architect

Landscape Architects plan and design land areas for such projects as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites. Landscape Architects need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.