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I am at a pivotal point in my career. I don't think i am cut out to be an architect based on the traits I have listed above as well as a lack of contentment in my job today. But, I would like to use what i have learned in the last 15 years (school and work) in a profession that might be better suited for me. it can be related to building or construction. I am willing to take classes and go back to school if needed.
Anyone has thoughts??
What you want is government work!
Not sure what kind of opportunities your city/ county/ state/whatever has, but I could imagine your organizational skills, resourcefulness, and ability to work well with others could be translated into a position in the planning department, or heritage/conservation / or parks and infrastructure...that sort of thing.
Interesting advice lamGray! never thought about that before...
You should look into teaching - much more flexible schedule too
Planning firm (big picture work)? In-house architect for a builder or an engineering firm (where someone else would have ultimate responsibility for the details)?
In addition to the government and builder opportunities outlined above, you might consider a facilities management position at a university or hospital. Whatever you do, get your license ASAP. Being 10 years in, you will be competing with licensed applicants for the good jobs.
Thank you all for your very useful advice! I am seriously considering all of your suggestions but first I will try getting my license out of the way so I can be more marketable for these career choices! I will let you know why I have decided to do when I make my next move......