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Graphic Design Schools

A Graphic Designer, also known as a Graphic Artist, develops and designs creative, visual solutions based on a client's communications needs. To create a design solution (generally in the form of print, video, or electronic media), the Designer will consider, and may employ, a variety of elements in which they are well versed, such as: color, type, photography, illustration, animation, and print and layout techniques. The Designer works closely with the client, copywriters, and various vendors who will ultimately be involved in the design project (e.g., print vendors, paper reps). In some environments, such as an advertising agency, the Designer will also work with account reps and traffic and production managers. When working with a vendor, the Designer will have a solid understanding of the vendor's services as they pertain to a project. For example, working with a print vendor means that the Designer must have strong knowledge of the print/design process, print production, and the related cost ramifications (e.g., types of paper, ink, how the job is run/produced).

A Graphic Designer will produce the overall layout and design for a wide variety of publications, literature, and business and promotional items such as: magazines, corporate reports, newspapers, product and service brochures and packaging, direct mail, business cards and stationery, signage, advertising, and promotional displays. Additionally, through a careful and thorough analysis of a business and understanding how that business wants to be portrayed, a Designer will develop a brand identity. A Designer also creates unique and distinctive logos for businesses (a graphic symbol or icon that incorporates a company's brand identity elements). Designers may also develop and design artwork for both online and video.

Developing a Design Solution - An Overview

A critical component of a Designer's job is assessing and clearly understanding the various components that make up and impact the outcome of a design. When starting a project, the Designer will work closely with their client to understand and determine their needs, including the message that the design must evoke and the type of appeal it must have. The Designer will consider elements such as culture, demographics, use, purpose, shelf life, and the psychological or emotional impact, as they all relate to the intended audience. Once the Designer has a firm understanding of the client's needs, a design strategy and project timeline will be created (by the Designer or a project manager).

Successful designs come from strong concepts that are developed before any design work can begin. These concepts are typically developed between the copywriter and the Designer, or by the Designer alone. The Designer then begins sketches or layouts (by hand or with design software applications) of their design vision. Several components are considered and selected by the Designer to create their vision: colors, photography, animation, typographic style, sound (if needed), and various other visual components. Often times, a Designer will produce two or more design solutions for their client; the number of solutions to be produced is generally agreed upon between the client and Designer during the project's early stage. During the design stage, an experienced Graphic Designer may parse out various parts of the project to other Designers while supervising and directing their work.

Once all design solutions are ready, the Designer will meet with the client to make their presentation. During this meeting, they will review the work and select one design direction. The client will also provide feedback, which the Designer will incorporate into the next round of edits. Generally, more than one meeting is required before final approval is made.

As appropriate to the project, the Graphic Designer may work with printers to evaluate and select the type of paper, press (offset or digital), and ink to be used. Once the job is on press, the Designer will review the printer proofs and suggest necessary modifications.

Job Characteristics

Graphic Designers work on a project-by-project basis, and on a standard 40-hour workweek, which often times includes evenings and weekends due to the pressures of client modifications and/or meeting production deadlines (more common in the publishing and printing industries, as schedules are generally tighter). Due to the nature of their work, they will often modify their workday schedule in order to respond to their clients' needs.

The organizations in which a Graphic Designer works include advertising and design agencies, publishing firms, and corporate businesses, all of varying sizes; they typically work in an office or design studio. Designers who are self-employed may work in their own office or studio, or at times, in their client's office, and are generally paid on a project basis, unless other arrangements are made with the client. It is not uncommon for a Designer with a full-time, salaried job to do freelance design work. Designers with their own business not only face the pressures of meeting the expectations and deadlines of their clients, they must simultaneously look for new projects/clients in order to keep business running and maintain a steady income.

Individuals in this profession must possess the following characteristics and attributes:

  • the ability to synthesize and apply input from multiple project stakeholders
  • effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • a keen eye for aesthetic design, color, and typography
  • a conceptual thinker
  • well-organized
  • self-sufficient and able to work independently, yet comfortable and able to work well with a team
  • flexible and open to varying and changing opinions and ideas
  • the ability to respond and work well under pressure, with extreme time constraints, and within defined budget parameters while producing a high-quality design solution

Most especially for Designers with their own business, strong business acumen and the ability to effectively sell their services are of equal importance.

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (USDL BLS), employment for Graphic Designers is "expected to grow 10 percent, about as fast as average for all occupations from 2006 to 2016." While the demand for these professionals will continue to stem from computer design firms, advertising agencies, and publishers, a strong demand is anticipated from the expansion within the video entertainment industry (e.g., TV, video, movies, and "made-for-Internet outlets"). Graphic Designers who possess animation and website design expertise will see an increased demand for their services as projects requiring interactive media will continue to grow. On the flip side, it is anticipated that the trend for overseas outsourcing for basic layout and design work will continue. However, the majority of highly strategic and high-level graphic design jobs are expected to remain in the U.S. Reason being, that these types of projects require a solid understanding and appreciation of the target market and audience profile, needs, and interests in order to create a successful design solution.

Employers of Graphic Designers seek individuals with experience in computer graphics and design software such as Quark XPress, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and various other graphic and painting design tools. Designers are expected to also keep abreast of new and upgraded software applications.

Graphic Design Schools and Courses

Formal graphic design education is required for the profession. This is most especially pertinent for those seeking entry level or advanced design opportunities (some technical entry-level positions may only require a two-year Associate Degree). Most Designers possess a four-year Bachelor Degree from a college, university, or private graphic design school with a concentration in art, art history, fine arts, graphic design, or product design. Graphic design courses generally include, but are not limited to: principles of design, drawing, computer artwork, website design, commercial graphics production, and printing techniques.

Two-year Associate Degrees and certificates in graphic design are also available. Courses in these programs generally focus on the technical elements of graphic design and include liberal arts courses. Individuals who achieve an Associate Degree will typically secure roles which require technical skills only or as assistants to Graphic Designers. Individuals who already possess a four-year Bachelor Degree in an unrelated field may complete a two- or three-year graphic design program where they will learn the required technical skills.

Approximately 250 post-secondary schools that offer art and design programs are accredited by The National Association of Schools of Art and Design; most offer a degree in graphic design. It is important to note that most schools will not permit formal entry into a Bachelor Degree program until the applicant has completed a one-year study in basic art and design courses. The applicant may also be required to compile and submit sketches and examples of work that reflect their artistic skills and abilities.

New Designers to the field will generally work one-to-three years on the job before advancing to a more senior-level role. The more experienced Designer with several years under their belt will advance to various higher-level positions such as Design Supervisor or Creative or Art Director. After years of experience, a Designer may start their own firm or move into a teaching role at a college, university, or design school, while continuing to freelance or consult.

Resources for Graphic Designers

Schools for Graphic Designers are listed in the column to the left.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Graphic Designers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Graphic Designers jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 580 $40,400
Birmingham 580 $40,400
Montgomery 210 $35,260
Huntsville 160 $57,950
Mobile 100 $36,090
Dothan 60 $36,320
Auburn 60 $45,600
Opelika 60 $45,600
Muscle Shoals 50 $36,290
Florence 50 $36,290
Foley 40 $31,370
Daphne 40 $31,370
Fairhope 40 $31,370
Tuscaloosa 40 $34,390
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 230 $56,150
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 2470 $45,630
Mesa 2470 $45,630
Phoenix 2470 $45,630
Tucson 420 $43,770
Prescott 60 $37,220
Flagstaff 60 $43,750
Lake Havasu City 40 $40,480
Kingman 40 $40,480
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 320 $39,800
North Little Rock 320 $39,800
Little Rock 320 $39,800
Jonesboro 40 $31,300
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles 13930 $53,220
Long Beach 13930 $53,220
Anaheim 13930 $53,220
Oakland 5820 $65,210
San Francisco 5820 $65,210
Hayward 5820 $65,210
Carlsbad 2490 $48,000
San Diego 2490 $48,000
Santa Clara 1730 $72,470
Sunnyvale 1730 $72,470
San Jose 1730 $72,470
Riverside 1410 $43,970
Ontario 1410 $43,970
San Bernardino 1410 $43,970
Arden 950 $48,810
Roseville 950 $48,810
Arcade 950 $48,810
Sacramento 950 $48,810
Ventura 460 $49,470
Oxnard 460 $49,470
Thousand Oaks 460 $49,470
Fresno 330 $45,000
Santa Rosa 330 $60,190
Bakersfield 250 $37,080
Santa Barbara 210 $40,170
Santa Maria 210 $40,170
Arroyo Grande 170 $41,180
San Luis Obispo 170 $41,180
Paso Robles 170 $41,180
Lodi 150 $47,940
Stockton 150 $47,940
Santa Cruz 140 $54,290
Watsonville 140 $54,290
Modesto 120 $42,460
Napa 120 $47,250
Fairfield 110 $51,850
Vallejo 110 $51,850
Chico 100 $37,600
Visalia 100 $49,730
Porterville 100 $49,730
Salinas 90 $42,350
Redding 50 $37,630
Merced N/A $51,250
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 2610 $46,980
Denver 2610 $46,980
Lakewood 2610 $46,980
Boulder 610 $58,520
Colorado Springs 400 $42,950
Fort Collins 260 $50,310
Greeley 100 $31,470
Grand Junction 100 $40,500
Pueblo 60 $49,480
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bridgeport 760 $61,520
Norwalk 760 $61,520
Stamford 760 $61,520
East Hartford 670 $54,260
West Hartford 670 $54,260
Hartford 670 $54,260
New Haven 420 $52,890
Danbury 140 $40,760
Waterbury 50 $47,160
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 40 $44,720
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 4310 $44,680
Fort Lauderdale 4310 $44,680
Miami 4310 $44,680
Orlando 2140 $42,840
Kissimmee 2140 $42,840
Sanford 2140 $42,840
Clearwater 1960 $43,930
Tampa 1960 $43,930
St. Petersburg 1960 $43,930
Jacksonville 890 $46,560
Bradenton 440 $40,780
North Port 440 $40,780
Sarasota 440 $40,780
Cape Coral 390 $36,010
Fort Myers 390 $36,010
Tallahassee 270 $39,810
Titusville 240 $36,960
Palm Bay 240 $36,960
Melbourne 240 $36,960
Deltona 220 $39,630
Ormond Beach 220 $39,630
Daytona Beach 220 $39,630
Ferry Pass 220 $40,590
Brent 220 $40,590
Pensacola 220 $40,590
Winter Haven 190 $43,440
Lakeland 190 $43,440
Port St. Lucie 160 $40,420
Gainesville 150 $49,490
Immokalee 130 $38,960
Naples 130 $38,960
Marco Island 130 $38,960
Ocala 110 $34,650
Crestview 110 $43,860
Fort Walton Beach 110 $43,860
Destin 110 $43,860
Sebastian 80 $34,950
Vero Beach 80 $34,950
Panama City 70 $37,460
Punta Gorda 50 $37,710
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 4880 $50,240
Atlanta 4880 $50,240
Roswell 4880 $50,240
Clarke County 140 $37,120
Athens 140 $37,120
Savannah 120 $53,780
Macon 110 $38,040
Dalton 100 $44,630
Gainesville 70 $45,030
Valdosta 60 $36,120
Brunswick 40 $41,800
Rome 30 N/A
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 390 $46,710
Lahaina 50 $34,300
Wailuku 50 $34,300
Kahului 50 $34,300
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 580 $39,070
Idaho Falls 110 $24,300
Pocatello 100 $24,530
Coeur d'Alene 80 $31,950
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 190 $36,650
Peoria 180 $44,320
Urbana 140 $42,040
Champaign 140 $42,040
Springfield 120 $44,600
Bloomington 120 $45,690
Kankakee 40 $29,810
Marion 40 $32,380
Carbondale 40 $32,380
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 1890 $40,250
Carmel 1890 $40,250
Indianapolis 1890 $40,250
Fort Wayne 340 $40,890
Goshen 190 $44,300
Elkhart 190 $44,300
West Lafayette 120 $41,510
Lafayette 120 $41,510
Bloomington 80 $37,260
Muncie 70 $45,320
Terre Haute 60 $37,690
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 780 $45,620
Des Moines 780 $45,620
Cedar Rapids 270 $39,440
Dubuque 130 $37,000
Cedar Falls 120 $38,840
Waterloo 120 $38,840
Iowa City 110 $40,050
Ames 90 $47,550
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 380 $39,920
Topeka 120 $44,690
Lawrence 110 $41,730
Manhattan 80 $42,840
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 330 $39,890
Fayette 330 $39,890
Bowling Green 110 $32,500
Owensboro 40 $35,230
Fort Knox 40 $35,470
Elizabethtown 40 $35,470
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Metairie 740 $42,170
New Orleans 740 $42,170
Baton Rouge 290 $37,080
Shreveport 160 $35,340
Bossier City 160 $35,340
Lafayette 160 $40,030
Monroe 120 $34,450
Lake Charles 70 $37,450
Houma 60 $23,530
Thibodaux 60 $23,530
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Portland 330 $51,670
South Portland 330 $51,670
Bangor 140 $37,130
Auburn 70 $36,460
Lewiston 70 $36,460
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 1530 $50,920
Columbia 1530 $50,920
Baltimore 1530 $50,920
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Bedford 80 $41,240
Pittsfield 70 $38,590
Barnstable Town 60 $42,230
Gardner N/A $33,550
Leominster N/A $33,550
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Detroit 2820 $48,150
Dearborn 2820 $48,150
Warren 2820 $48,150
Grand Rapids 940 $42,440
Wyoming 940 $42,440
East Lansing 350 $45,340
Lansing 350 $45,340
Ann Arbor 350 $50,590
Portage 210 $49,770
Kalamazoo 210 $49,770
Benton Harbor 120 $38,640
Niles 120 $38,640
Flint 100 $43,640
Battle Creek 70 $34,420
Muskegon 70 $39,310
Saginaw 50 $41,240
Midland 40 $45,410
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Mankato 180 $35,760
Mankato 180 $35,760
St. Cloud 130 $37,910
Rochester 110 $42,200
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 390 $30,420
Pascagoula 90 $37,620
Biloxi 90 $37,620
Gulfport 90 $37,620
Hattiesburg 40 $33,820
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 250 $31,600
Columbia 130 $36,150
Jefferson City 90 $36,660
Joplin 60 $33,880
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 100 $39,000
Billings 80 $37,230
Great Falls 60 $36,110
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 410 $39,030
Grand Island 50 $40,610
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1280 $46,660
Henderson 1280 $46,660
Las Vegas 1280 $46,660
Reno 400 $44,520
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 200 $38,670
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 360 $68,490
Atlantic City 100 $56,710
Hammonton 100 $56,710
Ocean City 50 N/A
Bridgeton 40 $46,990
Vineland 40 $46,990
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 420 $37,340
Santa Fe 120 $37,350
Las Cruces 60 $23,630
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Niagara Falls 810 $41,600
Cheektowaga 810 $41,600
Buffalo 810 $41,600
Rochester 800 $47,460
Albany 550 $50,360
Schenectady 550 $50,360
Troy 550 $50,360
Syracuse 380 $39,240
Utica 130 $36,840
Rome 130 $36,840
Binghamton 100 $40,830
Ithaca 90 $53,950
Kingston 80 $37,890
Glens Falls 50 $39,810
Elmira 40 $37,450
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 860 $46,920
Greensboro 740 $44,490
High Point 740 $44,490
Durham 530 $51,230
Chapel Hill 530 $51,230
Winston 350 $53,230
Salem 350 $53,230
Asheville 250 $41,300
Wilmington 190 $43,820
Hickory 120 $34,360
Morganton 120 $34,360
Lenoir 120 $34,360
Fayetteville 110 $38,020
Greenville 100 $42,230
Burlington 80 $38,280
New Bern 30 $38,050
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 140 $36,550
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 1570 $43,250
Cleveland 1570 $43,250
Columbus 1360 $49,250
Akron 630 $43,960
Dayton 470 $44,880
Toledo 370 $38,690
Canton 180 $37,680
Massillon 180 $37,680
Lima 50 $29,670
Mansfield 50 $38,430
Springfield 40 $38,200
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 730 $38,650
Tulsa 530 $46,940
Lawton 70 $43,240
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 270 $37,810
Medford 120 $40,570
Redmond 110 $42,430
Bend 110 $42,430
Salem 90 $44,630
Grants Pass 50 $36,740
Corvallis 50 $47,850
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1820 $44,090
Lancaster 570 $43,400
Harrisburg 490 $41,730
Carlisle 490 $41,730
Barre 300 $34,380
Hazleton 300 $34,380
Scranton 300 $34,380
Wilkes 300 $34,380
Reading 280 $39,610
York 210 $37,290
Hanover 210 $37,290
Erie 180 $47,570
Chambersburg 80 $35,040
Waynesboro 80 $35,040
Altoona 70 $36,500
Williamsport 60 $39,580
Johnstown 50 $31,840
Lebanon 50 $38,640
Gettysburg 50 $50,310
State College 40 $48,680
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 1230 $21,020
Carolina 1230 $21,020
San Juan 1230 $21,020
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mauldin 540 $37,630
Greenville 540 $37,630
Anderson 540 $37,630
Charleston 450 $36,300
North Charleston 450 $36,300
Columbia 300 $39,390
Spartanburg 160 $34,470
Beaufort 80 $35,040
Hilton Head Island 80 $35,040
Bluffton 80 $35,040
Florence 30 $33,070
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 260 $37,610
Rapid City 120 $33,110
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 1290 $46,280
Franklin 1290 $46,280
Davidson 1290 $46,280
Nashville 1290 $46,280
Knoxville 380 $38,620
Johnson City 60 $33,600
Jackson 40 $39,690
Morristown 30 $35,530
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 4450 $50,240
Fort Worth 4450 $50,240
Arlington 4450 $50,240
Houston 3210 $43,350
Sugar Land 3210 $43,350
The Woodlands 3210 $43,350
Austin 1520 $46,560
Round Rock 1520 $46,560
New Braunfels 960 $43,900
San Antonio 960 $43,900
El Paso 230 $31,230
Lubbock 150 $35,170
Bryan 130 $45,060
College Station 130 $45,060
Waco 110 $36,740
Amarillo 100 $36,600
Edinburg 90 $29,730
Mission 90 $29,730
McAllen 90 $29,730
Corpus Christi 80 $31,170
Killeen 70 $42,440
Temple 70 $42,440
Harlingen 60 $27,330
Brownsville 60 $27,330
Longview 50 $34,150
Port Arthur 50 $36,020
Beaumont 50 $36,020
Odessa 40 $38,150
San Angelo 30 $24,200
Laredo 30 $27,550
Midland N/A $19,560
Tyler N/A $36,440
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 1580 $47,360
Orem 730 $42,590
Provo 730 $42,590
Ogden 320 $44,760
Clearfield 320 $44,760
St. George 50 $42,960
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 280 $43,810
Burlington 280 $43,810
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 850 $48,280
Charlottesville 180 $48,030
Roanoke 130 $41,710
Harrisonburg 110 $38,000
Blacksburg 50 $44,490
Radford 50 $44,490
Christiansburg 50 $44,490
Waynesboro 30 $35,810
Staunton 30 $35,810
Lynchburg N/A $38,250
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 3650 $58,390
Seattle 3650 $58,390
Bellevue 3650 $58,390
Spokane 400 $40,600
Spokane Valley 400 $40,600
Tumwater 150 $51,080
Olympia 150 $51,080
Bellingham 120 $36,160
Richland 110 $48,680
Kennewick 110 $48,680
Bremerton 100 $47,420
Silverdale 100 $47,420
Anacortes 60 $45,370
Mount Vernon 60 $45,370
Yakima 40 $37,150
Wenatchee 30 $34,810
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 80 $34,770
Morgantown 60 $40,470
Vienna 30 $33,720
Parkersburg 30 $33,720
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 1550 $48,200
Waukesha 1550 $48,200
Milwaukee 1550 $48,200
Madison 870 $47,950
Green Bay 400 $44,480
Oshkosh 300 $46,690
Neenah 300 $46,690
Racine 170 $41,730
Appleton 170 $44,910
Sheboygan 120 $44,420
Eau Claire 110 $37,730
Wausau 100 $36,510
Beloit 60 $45,310
Janesville 60 $45,310
Fond du Lac 40 $41,470
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Casper 30 $43,370

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Graphic Designers

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Most Popular Industries for :
Graphic Designers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 79,010 37% $45,820
Traditional Publishing 29,940 14% $37,370
Printing 18,160 8% $36,100
Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,860 3% $36,200
Office Services And Staffing 7,290 3% $44,620
Durable Goods Wholesale 5,880 2% $42,460
Business Management 5,650 2% $47,610
Education 5,220 2% $41,600
Movie And Music 5,030 2% $52,150
Government 4,040 1% $54,340
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 3,970 1% $40,090
Non-store Retailers 3,270 1% $39,200
Non-profit 2,640 1% $44,240
Media And Broadcasting 2,620 1% $42,870
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  • Multimedia and Design
  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
  • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
  • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
  • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
  • Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
  • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Military friendly school.
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Programs
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Graphic Designers.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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