There are currently an estimated 128,800 architects in the United States. The architect job market is expected to grow by 4.2% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are architects?
CareerExplorer rates architects with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,900 architects. That number is based on 5,400 additional architects, and the retirement of 4,500 existing architects.
Are architects in demand?
As the population of the Sun Belt states in the southern United States continues to grow, there will be a demand for architects to plan, design, and oversee the construction of homes, schools, and businesses in these areas. In addition, as baby boomers reach retirement age there will be increased demand for retirement communities and health care facilities. The need to replace aging structures of all types will also mean significant job prospects for architects throughout and likely beyond the next decade. Applicants, however, will continue to outnumber available positions and competition for employment will continue to be strong, particularly in prestigious firms.
What’s the supply of architects?
The architect industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas
Architect job market by state
|State Name||Employed Architects|
|District of Columbia||1,980|