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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 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 550 $38,550
Birmingham 550 $38,550
Huntsville 200 $50,890
Montgomery 180 $38,700
Mobile 100 $28,130
Tuscaloosa 70 $32,870
Foley 60 $30,670
Fairhope 60 $30,670
Daphne 60 $30,670
Dothan 60 $35,510
Auburn 60 $44,410
Opelika 60 $44,410
Anniston 30 $31,650
Jacksonville 30 $31,650
Oxford 30 $31,650
Florence N/A $36,270
Muscle Shoals N/A $36,270
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 210 $52,240
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mesa 2280 $44,820
Scottsdale 2280 $44,820
Phoenix 2280 $44,820
Tucson 430 $44,100
Prescott 70 $34,320
Lake Havasu City 50 $30,560
Kingman 50 $30,560
Flagstaff 40 $43,970
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 350 $37,810
North Little Rock 350 $37,810
Little Rock 350 $37,810
Hot Springs 40 $33,430
Jonesboro 30 $30,600
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 13310 $51,930
Los Angeles 13310 $51,930
Anaheim 13310 $51,930
Hayward 5470 $68,860
San Francisco 5470 $68,860
Oakland 5470 $68,860
Carlsbad 2290 $45,820
San Diego 2290 $45,820
Sunnyvale 1850 $71,350
Santa Clara 1850 $71,350
San Jose 1850 $71,350
Ontario 1420 $43,330
Riverside 1420 $43,330
San Bernardino 1420 $43,330
Arden 980 $47,280
Sacramento 980 $47,280
Arcade 980 $47,280
Roseville 980 $47,280
Thousand Oaks 510 $50,140
Oxnard 510 $50,140
Ventura 510 $50,140
Santa Rosa 340 $58,740
Fresno 320 $42,530
Santa Maria 230 $39,570
Santa Barbara 230 $39,570
Bakersfield 220 $38,870
San Luis Obispo 190 $38,760
Arroyo Grande 190 $38,760
Paso Robles 190 $38,760
Modesto 160 $38,130
Lodi 150 $49,950
Stockton 150 $49,950
Santa Cruz 150 $56,870
Watsonville 150 $56,870
Napa 140 $45,890
Salinas 110 $43,100
Visalia 110 $49,480
Porterville 110 $49,480
Vallejo 100 $48,180
Fairfield 100 $48,180
Chico 90 $39,740
Redding 40 $37,370
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 2280 $50,860
Lakewood 2280 $50,860
Denver 2280 $50,860
Boulder 660 $54,590
Colorado Springs 360 $44,830
Fort Collins 260 $43,800
Greeley 90 $30,550
Grand Junction 80 $38,730
Pueblo 50 $39,910
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 750 $44,760
East Hartford 750 $44,760
West Hartford 750 $44,760
Bridgeport 740 $58,670
Norwalk 740 $58,670
Stamford 740 $58,670
New Haven 290 $51,680
Danbury 140 $38,080
Waterbury 40 $44,160
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 50 $43,990
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 3940 $44,960
West Palm Beach 3940 $44,960
Fort Lauderdale 3940 $44,960
Sanford 2110 $41,180
Kissimmee 2110 $41,180
Orlando 2110 $41,180
Tampa 2070 $43,140
St. Petersburg 2070 $43,140
Clearwater 2070 $43,140
Jacksonville 790 $46,160
Cape Coral 390 $35,560
Fort Myers 390 $35,560
Bradenton 370 $38,830
Sarasota 370 $38,830
North Port 370 $38,830
Ormond Beach 310 $36,920
Deltona 310 $36,920
Daytona Beach 310 $36,920
Tallahassee 270 $41,040
Brent 270 $45,490
Ferry Pass 270 $45,490
Pensacola 270 $45,490
Titusville 230 $37,290
Melbourne 230 $37,290
Palm Bay 230 $37,290
Winter Haven 180 $42,520
Lakeland 180 $42,520
Port St. Lucie 170 $42,740
Gainesville 170 $46,070
Marco Island 160 $43,300
Naples 160 $43,300
Immokalee 160 $43,300
Ocala 100 $32,810
Vero Beach 90 $42,400
Sebastian 90 $42,400
Crestview 90 $43,450
Fort Walton Beach 90 $43,450
Destin 90 $43,450
Panama City 50 $38,050
Punta Gorda 40 $35,910
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 4970 $51,290
Atlanta 4970 $51,290
Sandy Springs 4970 $51,290
Clarke County 130 $36,380
Athens 130 $36,380
Macon 80 $45,710
Dalton 80 $47,590
Savannah 70 $37,560
Gainesville 70 $42,700
Valdosta 50 $30,460
Brunswick 50 $37,580
Warner Robins 30 $42,710
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 460 $42,090
Lahaina 70 $41,330
Wailuku 70 $41,330
Kahului 70 $41,330
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 520 $36,930
Coeur d'Alene 80 $35,040
Pocatello 60 $42,110
Idaho Falls N/A $24,590
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 190 $37,170
Champaign 180 $42,830
Urbana 180 $42,830
Peoria 180 $49,510
Springfield 140 $52,080
Bloomington 120 $50,860
Carbondale 60 $33,100
Marion 60 $33,100
Decatur 40 $35,990
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 1690 $39,610
Anderson 1690 $39,610
Carmel 1690 $39,610
Fort Wayne 330 $39,050
Elkhart 150 $43,830
Goshen 150 $43,830
West Lafayette 120 $39,170
Lafayette 120 $39,170
Bloomington 100 $35,640
Muncie 60 $43,120
Terre Haute 40 $36,560
Columbus 40 $46,540
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 650 $43,130
Des Moines 650 $43,130
Cedar Rapids 250 N/A
Cedar Falls 140 $39,080
Waterloo 140 $39,080
Iowa City 140 $43,390
Dubuque 120 $35,490
Ames 80 $42,150
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 330 $38,540
Topeka 130 $42,360
Lawrence 120 $41,510
Manhattan 90 $42,180
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 310 $39,050
Fayette 310 $39,050
Bowling Green 90 $30,350
Owensboro 30 $34,930
Fort Knox 30 $37,370
Elizabethtown 30 $37,370
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Metairie 890 $42,250
New Orleans 890 $42,250
Baton Rouge 320 $39,540
Shreveport 220 $34,780
Bossier City 220 $34,780
Lafayette 210 $37,580
Monroe 120 $34,350
Lake Charles 70 $33,220
Houma 50 $23,830
Thibodaux 50 $23,830
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 320 $48,710
Portland 320 $48,710
Lewiston 70 $34,340
Auburn 70 $34,340
Bangor N/A $33,150
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 1690 $51,480
Towson 1690 $51,480
Columbia 1690 $51,480
Lexington Park 40 $66,480
California 40 $66,480
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsfield 110 $37,320
Barnstable Town 70 $42,250
New Bedford 60 $47,100
Gardner N/A $31,980
Leominster N/A $31,980
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 2840 $48,820
Detroit 2840 $48,820
Dearborn 2840 $48,820
Wyoming 810 $41,060
Grand Rapids 810 $41,060
Lansing 370 $42,130
East Lansing 370 $42,130
Ann Arbor 330 $48,150
Portage 260 $43,170
Kalamazoo 260 $43,170
Flint 120 $41,430
Niles 90 $44,340
Benton Harbor 90 $44,340
Saginaw 80 $37,790
Muskegon 80 $43,240
Battle Creek 50 $36,180
Bay City 40 $28,020
Midland 40 $39,080
Jackson 30 $44,970
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Mankato 180 $35,900
Mankato 180 $35,900
St. Cloud 130 $36,220
Rochester 110 $44,990
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 280 $33,460
Pascagoula 80 $37,520
Biloxi 80 $37,520
Gulfport 80 $37,520
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 260 $32,170
Columbia 130 $36,570
Jefferson City 90 $37,600
Joplin 80 $30,850
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 110 $41,130
Billings 70 $36,960
Great Falls 50 $35,410
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 350 $39,890
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1170 $45,080
Henderson 1170 $45,080
Las Vegas 1170 $45,080
Reno 350 $49,100
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 240 $39,470
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 360 $60,140
Hammonton 110 $55,620
Atlantic City 110 $55,620
Ocean City 30 $35,990
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 530 $35,890
Santa Fe 140 $37,350
Las Cruces 70 $23,020
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 780 $43,740
Cheektowaga 650 $41,550
Buffalo 650 $41,550
Niagara Falls 650 $41,550
Albany 500 $50,650
Schenectady 500 $50,650
Troy 500 $50,650
Syracuse 380 $37,580
Utica 120 $34,840
Rome 120 $34,840
Binghamton 120 $40,780
Ithaca 90 $51,290
Kingston 60 $39,840
Elmira 50 $37,660
Glens Falls 50 $42,710
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 870 $46,320
Greensboro 700 $46,230
High Point 700 $46,230
Durham 610 $45,210
Chapel Hill 610 $45,210
Winston 410 $51,820
Salem 410 $51,820
Asheville 220 $37,680
Morganton 190 $34,050
Lenoir 190 $34,050
Hickory 190 $34,050
Wilmington 160 $41,080
Fayetteville 110 $37,530
Greenville 90 $46,610
Burlington 80 $38,110
Jacksonville 40 $29,060
New Bern 30 $39,190
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 160 $33,840
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 1710 $50,410
Elyria 1450 $40,440
Cleveland 1450 $40,440
Akron 620 $41,490
Dayton 600 $44,940
Toledo 350 $38,570
Massillon 180 $36,630
Canton 180 $36,630
Lima 50 $27,420
Mansfield 50 $37,700
Springfield 30 $38,690
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 700 $39,350
Tulsa 500 $46,010
Lawton 70 $42,010
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 280 $41,290
Salem 110 $37,670
Medford 100 $37,760
Redmond 90 $40,950
Bend 90 $40,950
Grants Pass 60 $35,190
Corvallis 40 $40,340
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1650 $39,820
Harrisburg 470 $41,180
Carlisle 470 $41,180
Lancaster 450 $47,570
Hazleton 310 $36,420
Barre 310 $36,420
Scranton 310 $36,420
Wilkes 310 $36,420
Hanover 270 $35,460
York 270 $35,460
Reading 260 $39,100
State College 150 $31,000
Erie 120 $42,680
Williamsport 70 $32,050
Johnstown 50 $28,800
Altoona 50 $33,410
Chambersburg 40 $32,430
Waynesboro 40 $32,430
Lebanon 40 $38,190
Gettysburg 40 $39,730
Bloomsburg 30 $36,420
Berwick 30 $36,420
East Stroudsburg 30 $41,570
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 860 $25,920
Carolina 860 $25,920
San Juan 860 $25,920
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 620 $36,680
Mauldin 620 $36,680
Greenville 620 $36,680
Charleston 430 $38,650
North Charleston 430 $38,650
Columbia 380 $39,630
Spartanburg 150 $35,510
Bluffton 110 $33,740
Beaufort 110 $33,740
Hilton Head Island 110 $33,740
Florence 50 $30,930
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 270 $36,650
Rapid City 120 $31,920
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Davidson 1350 $44,530
Murfreesboro 1350 $44,530
Franklin 1350 $44,530
Nashville 1350 $44,530
Knoxville 420 $39,490
Johnson City 80 $32,720
Jackson 40 $37,290
Cleveland 30 $31,340
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Arlington 3850 $49,580
Fort Worth 3850 $49,580
Dallas 3850 $49,580
Sugar Land 3070 $42,800
The Woodlands 3070 $42,800
Houston 3070 $42,800
Austin 1600 $45,060
Round Rock 1600 $45,060
San Antonio 1050 $40,950
New Braunfels 1050 $40,950
El Paso 270 $28,350
Lubbock 140 $34,600
Waco 110 $36,010
Bryan 110 $44,770
College Station 110 $44,770
Tyler 100 $36,170
McAllen 90 $28,890
Edinburg 90 $28,890
Mission 90 $28,890
Amarillo 90 $34,410
Corpus Christi 80 $30,470
Killeen 80 $36,880
Temple 80 $36,880
Harlingen 70 $25,810
Brownsville 70 $25,810
Midland 70 $34,090
Longview 70 $36,120
Laredo 50 $22,390
Beaumont 50 $36,200
Port Arthur 50 $36,200
Odessa 50 $44,130
San Angelo 30 $28,660
Wichita Falls 30 $39,230
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 1420 $46,740
Provo 520 $42,170
Orem 520 $42,170
Ogden 310 $42,850
Clearfield 310 $42,850
St. George 40 $36,380
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 230 $43,500
Burlington 230 $43,500
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 830 $48,290
Charlottesville 200 $46,100
Roanoke 130 $43,320
Harrisonburg 80 $38,260
Christiansburg 70 $39,310
Radford 70 $39,310
Blacksburg 70 $39,310
Lynchburg N/A $37,490
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 3430 $58,340
Tacoma 3430 $58,340
Bellevue 3430 $58,340
Spokane Valley 350 $37,900
Spokane 350 $37,900
Richland 140 $46,320
Kennewick 140 $46,320
Tumwater 140 $47,560
Olympia 140 $47,560
Bellingham 130 $37,870
Bremerton 80 $49,680
Silverdale 80 $49,680
Yakima 40 $35,960
Mount Vernon 40 $44,970
Anacortes 40 $44,970
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 70 $33,960
Morgantown 70 $38,390
Parkersburg 30 $35,520
Vienna 30 $35,520
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 1810 $48,250
West Allis 1810 $48,250
Milwaukee 1810 $48,250
Madison 880 $46,750
Green Bay 290 $40,600
Oshkosh 250 $38,720
Neenah 250 $38,720
Racine 170 $41,400
Appleton 150 $44,010
Eau Claire 100 $36,010
Wausau 80 $36,550
Sheboygan 80 $43,270
Fond du Lac 60 $42,100
Beloit 50 $42,170
Janesville 50 $42,170

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Graphic Designers

To find out more about building a career as Graphic Designers, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries for :
Graphic Designers

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

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

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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  • Our objective is to prepare you for a life-long, successful career in Media Arts, Business or Information Technology. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible foundation that will serve you in your first job as well as throughout your career.

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Programs
  • Floral Design
  • Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Marketing - Digital Marketing and Advertising
  • Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

CityTownInfo Career and College Resources

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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