by Eric Rawlings, AIA
When I graduated from architecture school in 1995, after years of hearing nothing but bad news about our profession, I had no idea what I was going to do with my useless degree. Thankfully, we were at the tail end of a real-estate meltdown, caused by a savings and loan scandal, and our job market finally started to open up. I was grateful to be able to find a job making $24,000 a year, almost $10,000 less than a starting school teacher at the time.
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