Graphic Designer By: Mathew Sanchez

Graphic designers create visual concepts using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire,inform, and captivate consumers.

Working environment: workers are employed is specialized design services,publishing, or advertising, public relations, and related services industries. In 2014, about 1 in 5 graphic designers were self-employed

How to become a graphic designer( training; qualifications; education; degrees; certification): usually need a bachelor's degree in graphic design or a related field. Graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Pay: The median annual wage for graphic designers was $46,900 in May 2015. $22,55 per hour

Job outlook: employment of graphic designers is projected to show little or no change from 2014-2015. Graphic designers are expected to face strong competition for available positions. 1% (little or no change), employment change, 2016-24 ($3,600)

State and Area Data: occupational employment statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.

Similar occupations: Art director- need a bachelor's degree and pay is $89,760. Art directors are responsible for the usual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, etc. They create overall design of a project and direct others.

Industrial designer: need a bachelor's degree, pay is $67,130. Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art,business, and engineering to make products that people use every day!

Drafters: need an associate's degree, pay is $52,720. Drafters use software to convert the design of engineers and architects into technical drawings.

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Created with images by Unsplash - "typing working laptop" • Dr.Cialtron - "Flower" • Evil Erin - "Aaahhh!!!" • PublicDomainPictures - "banknote business cash"

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