I'm from Springwood Middle School. We are doing a project on what job we would like to be in, and I chose to become an architect. I wanted to ask you a series of questions. I hope you won't mind; answer them if you want to. What are some benefits that architecture offers? What difficulties do you face with this job? What responsibilities are required to be an architect? how many days or hours do architects work in a week? What skills are needed? What is the average salary for an architect/ you? Sorry if these are to many question. Hope you can write back soon. thank you once again.
Congrats on your selection of becoming an architect; while I am not an architect, but I can certainly direct you to resources that may be of help in your project.
First, some of the answers will be found by truly viewing the full pages of the ARCHCareers.org website. As well, a great resource for any professional career is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos038.htm - You will see ARCHCareers.org at the end as an additional resource; this government resource will almost answer all of your questions.
Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design - 2nd Edition
http://www.wiley.com/buy/9780470372104 - book that includes interviews with architects that provide the insider's view of the profession. You can gain a preview of a portion of the book from the following:
Another website, but from Canada - still valid
Again, let me know if you have any additional questions. Best for your project.