|Robert W. Johnson|
Post Number: 182
|Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm: |
FYI here are update of results of the survey at both discussion forums (4Specs & CSI) after 82 responses:
Age at writing first specs:
Age at first formal specification education:
Age at achieving CCS:
Age at becomming full-time specifier:
So based on this limited survey, today's "average specifier" would be 55 years old with an architectural education (70%), wrote their first specs at about 32 years old, had a mentor (72%) in their office (82%), got their first formal specification education from CSI (65%) at about age 33, achieved CCS certification at about age 39, and became a full-time specifier at about age 39.
There are a few that started in their early 20's, but not many (10%). This would seem to indicate that lack of young specifiers in today's world is not a new story and that most people do not become specifiers until they have been around the "professional block" a few times and discovered where their talents lie and what part of the profession they are most interested in.