Designer

Use your artistic talents to make innovative products.

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Salary Range
$29,000 – $98,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Designers do?

As a Designer you have the wonderful opportunity to create and flesh out your design concept into something usable and tangible. The possibilities for this position are seemingly endless. You can flex your creative muscles in a number of design departments: there’s Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Fashion Designer, Web Designer, Industrial Designer, and the list just goes on. Everything around us has gone through a design process; this is your chance to be a part of that and create and construct something.

Most if not all of the positions you can get as a Designer require artistic skills. Because you are in a creative position, you must have that natural artistic talent in order to communicate your vision accurately to a possible (and probable) team of other Designers. In addition to art skills, you should be a very creative person by nature, and an idea machine to boot.

Your co-workers, Managers, and employees all look to you for the next great thing. You have to constantly push the boundaries as well as improve upon what already exists. It’s your job to make people’s lives easier, better, and oftentimes, more beautiful with your innovative designs.


Should I be a Designer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Advertising Designer, Creative Designer, Inventor, Junior Designer, Senior Designer

    How to become a Designer

    We recommend at least an Associate's degree. Check out these schools offering Designer-related education!
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