How to Break into Graphic Design

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that graphic design careers should lead the five primary design-related occupations through 2014 in terms of job growth. However, competition for top posts will be fierce. That is an excellent reason for pursuing quality graphic design programs and schools.


Most entry-level graphic designer jobs call for a bachelor's degree or higher. These graphic design programs include courses such as sketching, computer-assisted design, web design, and commercial production processes. In 2008 there were approximately 286,100 graphic designers employed in the United States. Four years of graphic arts study may be all it takes to join their ranks.


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