Architects


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Architects

Architects - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 17% of architects are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Architecture firms
  • Engineering firms

Outlook

Demand for architects will be less than average. The need for new office buildings, schools, and health care facilities will create the most job growth. However, improved building modeling software and measuring technology will increase productivity, limiting the number of architects needed.

Demand will be strong for architects with knowledge of sustainable design which emphasizes renewable resources and environmentally-friendly design and materials. However, the field is strongly tied to the activity of the construction industry. As the level of construction decreases so will the demand for architects.

Competition for jobs will remain strong as there are many graduates from architecture programs. Some jobs will become available each year as current architects retire or move to other occupations. 

Architects (CIS 100011)

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Illinois
5,582
Large
&
-0.2%
5.8%
>>>>
389
Moderate
  Champaign Area
91
Medium
&
5.5%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
41
Small
&
7.3%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
2,822
Large
&
-2.0%
5.6%
>>>>
189
Moderate
  Decatur Area
42
Medium
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
198
Medium
&
6.1%
9.7%
>>>>
15
Moderate
  Du Page County
784
Large
&
-5.5%
5.4%
>>>>
49
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
150
Large
&
0.7%
5.1%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
42
Medium
&
-2.4%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
30
Small
&
3.3%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
240
Medium
&
1.2%
8.6%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  McHenry County
85
Medium
&
-2.4%
6.8%
>>>>
6
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
40
Small
&
7.5%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
52
Small
&
1.9%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
232
Medium
&
6.9%
7.3%
>>>>
19
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
28
Small
&
3.6%
4.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
83
Medium
&
8.4%
5.7%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Rockford Area
89
Medium
&
7.9%
7.6%
>>>>
7
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
35
Medium
&
5.7%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
95
Medium
&
-1.1%
4.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
157
Large
&
0.0%
6.4%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Vermilion County
5
Very small
&
20.0%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
235
Large
&
4.7%
9.1%
>>>>
18
Moderate
United States
129,900
Medium
&
0.8%
3.7%
>>>>
8,700
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.