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Landscape architects
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Landscape architects

Average annual pay: $68,600

Projected by the BLS to grow at a rate of 5% from 2014 to 2024, landscape architects are in the business of designing green spaces for both the private and public sectors.

If you're looking to get a job in the public sector designing spaces in parks, or around highways or governmental buildings, expect a lot of competition. According to Beckner, those jobs have taken a hit with reductions in government budgets. Most of these outdoor jobs have been coming from the private sector in the design of green spaces for office buildings, parking lots or residential homes.

Landscape architects can make on average $68,600 per year, depending on their experience, and can either work for a landscape architecture firm or a mom-and-pop shop, or work for themselves, Beckner says.

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