The majority of architecture graduates go on to postgraduate study, as a Masterís degree is required for accreditation as an architect in North America (as well as certification exams such as the standardized NCARB test). They may be involved in designing the latest skyscraper or in restoring historic buildings to their former grandeur. They are employed in architectural and design firms, with building contractors and at all levels of government as architects, planners, inspectors, and consultants. Some graduates go into business for themselves as photographers, painters, sculptors, model makers, and draftspersons. Others may choose to go on to postgraduate work in a related area such as community development or natural resource management.
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