Produce promotional displays, packaging and marketing brochures for products and services
High school diploma or equivalent
Associate and Bachelors Degree in related field is a plus
Familiar with design software
Principles of design
Most are employed in relatively small businesses. Although they work in every sector of the economy, about 43 percent worked in local government, health care and social assistance, administrative and support services, finance and insurance, or professional, scientific, and technical services industries.
Graphic Designers held more than 261,000 jobs in 2006. Graphic designers are expected to face keen competition for available positions. Individuals with a bachelor's degree and knowledge of computer design software, particularly those with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.
The earning potential of a Graphic Designer is $30,600 - $53,310 annually.
Reference: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition