"Revit," "Construction Documents," and "Design Concepts" aren't the only skills we found Project Designers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Project Designer responsibilities that we found, including: Problem-solving skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a Project Designer to have. According to a Project Designer resume, "Interior designers must address challenges, such as construction delays or unavailability of certain materials, while keeping the project on time and within budget." Project Designers are able to use Problem-solving skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "Solved building design issues, developed future expansions and anticipated upcoming trends. " Another commonly found skill for being able to perform Project Designer duties is the following: Detail oriented. According to a Project Designer resume, "Interior designers need to be precise in measuring interior spaces and creating drawings, so that their drawings can be used by workers such as engineers or other designers." Check out this example of how Project Designers use Detail oriented: "Developed conduit layout drawings, routing pull sheets and termination details along with wire labels for conveyor systems. " Interpersonal skills is also an important skill for Project Designers to have. This example of how Project Designers use this skill comes from a Project Designer resume, "Interior designers need to be able to communicate effectively with clients and others" Read this excerpt from a resume to understand how vital it is to their everyday roles and responsibilities, "Leveraged exceptional interpersonal skills to oversee client relationships, co-ordination of project consultants such as MEP engineers, Contractors, etc. " Yet another important skill that a Project Designer must demonstrate is "Artistic ability." Interior designers use their sense of style to develop aesthetically pleasing designs. This is clearly demonstrated in this example from a Project Designer who stated: "Provided interpretive artistic design based on input from the company president to fabricate and implement a logo design. " While "Creativity" is listed last on this skills list, don't underestimate its importance to Project Designer responsibilities. The skill is described by this resume snippet, "Interior designers need to be imaginative in selecting furnishings and fabrics and in creating functional spaces that serve the client’s needs and fit the client’s lifestyle." Here is an example of how this skill is used, "Establish process standard times, create inventory forecast systems and generate layout alternatives. "
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We've found that 68.6% of Project Designers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 10.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming a Project Designer. While it's true that most Project Designers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight Project Designers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Project Designers who do attend college, typically earn either Architecture degrees or Interior Design degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Project Designers include Mechanical Engineering degrees or Drafting And Design degrees.
When you're ready to become a Project Designer, you might wonder which companies hire Project Designers. According to our research through Project Designer resumes, Project Designers are mostly hired by Core States Group, Convergint Technologies, and Jacobs Engineering Group. Now is a good time to apply as Core States Group has 25 Project Designers job openings, and there are 7 at Convergint Technologies and 5 at Jacobs Engineering Group.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Project Designers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Moody's, The Home Depot, and Target. Take Moody's for example. The median Project Designer salary is $102,951. At The Home Depot, Project Designers earn an average of $90,959, while the average at Target is $84,309. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire Project Designers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Ethan Allen, Gensler, and AECOM.
The industries that Project Designers fulfill the most roles in are the Professional and Education industries. But the highest Project Designer annual salary is in the Media industry, averaging $67,131. In the Manufacturing industry they make $65,629 and average about $63,827 in the Professional industry. In conclusion, Project Designers who work in the Media industry earn a 9.9% higher salary than Project Designers in the Education industry.