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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Enupreet Kaur
Designation – JTO
Age – 51
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 24
Under-Graduation – B.Arch, Chandigarh University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my Under graduation (B.Arch) from Chandigarh University, I started looking for job options. I always wanted to experience how does it all work out in the actual field, hence, I preferred going for a job instead of studying further. I have always considered myself very lucky to have gotten a government job, something which many people strive for. This job is very secure and has provided me with a decent package. Even the work culture is quite good, hence I have not even considered leaving this job.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as JTO.

My job as JTO mainly includes designing the buildings and reviewing the site plans. In addition to that, I also make sure that the job is going through properly till the building is made. My main focus is the client’s budget and the time frame I need to see to it that the best designs are provided which fit into the budget within the given time frame. While some architects focus on other government organizations and other focus on private organizations, my clients mainly come to me through the company. And some architects focus on private organizations or residences. My work is to serve as a designer of the buildings.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
Being a JTO how often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as JTO require you to travel?
Does your work as JTO require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession as JTO / Architecture Risky?
Not Risky
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?
One can get a degree in the relevant stream to be an architect and intern in various firms for good experience.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as JTO is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?


Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

One should have a very precise eyesight and a will to learn more even after years and years experience.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

This job as JTO has provided me with many amazing opportunities so far and with a decent salary. I am hardly ever expected to work overtime and the people that I work with are very helpful. Architecture is a varied stream and it has a lot of scope. It is a perfect blend of technical and artistic elements. There is great scope in this career as in this era there is no single big institution or organization that does not need an architect. So even if architects work privately, there is great job security. Some companies hire permanent architects as there is always some or the other construction going on in these constantly developing organizations. Governmental institutes hire us on a contractual or permanent basis

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

One major disadvantage in this profession is that as the time passes by, the competition increases with the scope. There are more and more number of people choosing to go for this profession, hence you need to be at your best at all times. You need to have great communicating skills to help the client understand in case of any short comings. At time when the work load is too much or when the deadline has not been met, the entire team has to work extra hard to make sure nothing goes wrongs and everything is back on schedule.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Easy
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
May be Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would choose the same profession as I am really happy and satisfied here.

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