Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Earning a bachelor's degree from a graphic design program can lead to a career in design, printing, marketing and more. Your working "medium" could be everything from websites and clothing to newspapers and magazines. The majority of graphic designers in the U.S. were employed in specialized design services in 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Designers working for newspaper, periodicals, books and directory publishers earned mean annual wages of $41,600 while those working in advertising, public relations and related services earned mean annual wages of $48,210. A bachelor's degree in graphic design is required for most entry-level jobs although a candidate could be lucky and find a job with little practical experience. See online art colleges for more education options.

Careers for graduates with graphic design degrees

The BLS reports that strong competition is expected for potential workers in graphic design. Due to the rewarding wages and high artistic freedom, many graduates of graphic design colleges pursue careers in the field. Still, growth in the coming years is expected to be strong. According to the BLS, a 13 percent increase in job opportunities is projected in the 2008-2018 decade. This could result in the creation of 36,900 new jobs. A bachelor's degree in graphic design, particularly one that is based in Web training, could offer you the skills to enter this competitive market.


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