"layout," "customer service," and "adobe creative suite" aren't the only skills we found designers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of designer responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 60.7% of designers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 6.7% earned their master's degrees before becoming a designer. While it's true that most designers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven designers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those designers who do attend college, typically earn either graphic design degrees or drafting and design degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for designers include fine arts degrees or interior design degrees.
When you're ready to become a designer, you might wonder which companies hire designers. According to our research through designer resumes, designers are mostly hired by Leidos, Hy-Vee, and Facebook. Now is a good time to apply as Leidos has 84 designers job openings, and there are 59 at Hy-Vee and 45 at Facebook.
Since salary is important to some designers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Microsoft, Adobe, and Intel. If you were to take a closer look at Microsoft, you'd find that the average designer salary is $133,116. Then at Adobe, designers receive an average salary of $116,007, while the salary at Intel is $112,117.
The industries that designers fulfill the most roles in are the retail and technology industries. But the highest designer annual salary is in the telecommunication industry, averaging $85,216. In the automotive industry they make $80,811 and average about $76,259 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, designers who work in the telecommunication industry earn a 51.3% higher salary than designers in the professional industry.