Architecture and Science Managers

(NOC 0212)

in All Management

Architecture and science oversee activities of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific or statistical department, service or firm. They work for a wide range of private sector and government organizations as well as by architectural firms and scientific research companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate -245 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 3210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Architecture and Science Managers most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 80% of Architecture and Science Managers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $91,283. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$32.00

Minimum

$45.00

Median

$63.57

Maximum

Annual Pay

$42,810

Minimum

$89,332

Median

$158,961

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$16.70

Minimum

$45.17

Median

$58.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Architecture and science oversee activities of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific or statistical department, service or firm. They work for a wide range of private sector and government organizations as well as by architectural firms and scientific research companies.

Job duties

Architecture and science managers:

  • Oversee the activities and operations of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific research and development laboratory or quality control department, service or firm.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for work performed in the organization.
  • Assign, coordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams.
  • Recruit staff and oversee their training.
  • May participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects or in the theoretical or applied scientific work of the department.
  • May consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals or present architectural or scientific research reports and findings.

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  • laboratory director
  • manufacturing research director
  • natural sciences program manager
  • research and development manager
  • rural development manager
  • scientific research manager
  • statistical department director
  • urban planning and development director - government services

Skills

You need strong leadership qualities and an ability to motivate others. You need excellent organizational, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making skills. You must have confidence and initiative, and you need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job requirements

  • Architecture managers need a degree in architecture, registration as a professional architect and several years of experience as an architect.
  • Landscape architecture managers need a degree in landscape architecture, licensing as a professional landscape architect and several years of experience as a landscape architect.
  • Science and other managers in this group need a master's or doctoral degree in a scientific discipline and several years of experience in a related scientific discipline.

Other considerations

Advancement to senior management positions in the respective fields is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

225

employed in 2016

93.3%

employed full-time

4.4%

self employed

46.7%
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53.3%
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47.2

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

68.9%

Halifax

13.3%

North Shore

8.9%

Annapolis Valley

4.4%

Southern

4.4%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

31.7%

Public administration

26.8%

Professional, scientific and technical services

14.6%

Educational services

9.8%

Health care and social assistance

7.3%

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

What is the age of Employment?

34.0%

45-54

32.0%

35-44

25.0%

55-64

9.0%

25-34

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

33.3%

Bachelor

$89,770 median annual income
28.9%

Master

$70,450 median annual income
20.0%

Doctorate

$128,501 median annual income
11.1%

College Diploma

N/A
6.7%

Diploma Above Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College Diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Apprenticeship

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Actuarial science

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on the mathematical and statistical analysis of risk, and their application to insurance and other business management problems. These programs include courses in forecasting theory, quantitative and non-quantitative risk measurement methodologies, development of risk tables, secondary data analysis, and computer-assisted research methods.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Agricultural mechanization - General

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that generally prepares individuals to sell, select, and service agricultural or agribusiness technical equipment and facilities, including computers, specialized software, power units, machinery, equipment structures, and utilities. These programs include courses in agricultural power systems; planning and selecting materials for the construction of support facilities; mechanical practices associated with irrigation and water conservation; erosion control; and agricultural data processing systems.

There are no schools in Nova Scotia offering this program.

Architecture (BArch, BA/BSc, MArch, MA/MSc, PhD)

This program is typically offered at the university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field or that provides instruction in basic principles, methods and concepts related to architecture. These programs include courses in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Biophysics

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on the application of physics principles to the scientific study of the mechanisms of biological processes and assemblies at all levels of complexity. These programs include courses in research methods and equipment operation and applications to subjects such as bioenergetics, biophysical theory and modelling, electrophysics, membrane biology, channels, receptors and transporters, contractility and muscle function, protein shaping and folding, molecular and supramolecular structures and assemblies, and computational science.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Marine biology and biological oceanography

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on the scientific study of the ecology and behaviour of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting oceans, coastal waters, and saltwater wetlands and their interactions with the physical environment. These programs include courses in chemical, physical, and geological oceanography; molecular, cellular, and biochemical studies; marine microbiology; marine botany; ichthyology; mammalogy; marine population dynamics and biodiversity; reproductive biology; studies of specific species, phyla, habitats, and ecosystems; marine paleoecology and paleontology; and applications to fields such as fisheries science and biotechnology.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Microbiology - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on the scientific study of unicellular organisms and colonies, and subcellular genetic matter and their ecological interactions with human beings and other life. These programs include courses in microbial genetics, cell biology, cell physiology, virology, pathogenic microbiology, environmental microbiology, immunology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and laboratory methods including microscopy.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Organizational leadership

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. These programs include courses in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Unit 37, 115 Chain Lake Drive

Halifax, NS B3S 1B3

(877) 491-6774

Employment requirements & contacts

Regulations

Architect

Right to Title and Practice: This job is regulated. The job title is protected, and you may not use it without a professional licence. A licence shows that the holder has met provincial requirements and is required to legally do this work.

Regulating body:
Nova Scotia Association of Architects
1361 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1Y9
(902) 423-7607
Landscape Architect

Professional Designation: Professional designation exists and shows that the holder has met the standards for the job. Employers may require professional designation, but professional designation is not necessary to do this work.

Regulating body:
Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects
P.O. Box 38051, Burnside
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X2

Contacts

Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association
124 Chain Lake Drive, Unit B
Halifax, NS B3S 1A2
Tel: (800) 668-2001
Fax: (902) 450-5448
Urban Development Institute of Nova Scotia
PO Box 521 Halifax Central
Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
Tel: (902) 442-5017
Fax: (902) 431-7220
Engineers Nova Scotia
1355 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1Y9
Tel: (902) 429-2250
Fax: (902) 423-9769
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
260 Brownlow Avenue, Unit 3
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1V9
Tel: (902) 468-2267
Fax: (902) 468-2470
Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
PO Box 13594
Ottawa, ON K2K 1X6
Tel: (866) 781-9799
Fax: (866) 871-1419
Landscape Nova Scotia
44-201 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W2
Tel: (902) 463-0519

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