Employment is expected grow about as fast as average. Keen competition for jobs is expected; individuals with website design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.
Beginning graphic designers usually need one to three years of working experience before they can advance to higher positions. Experienced graphic designers in large firms may advance to chief designer, art or creative director or other supervisory positions. Some designers leave the occupation to become teachers in design schools or in colleges and universities. Many faculty members continue to consult privately or operate small design studios to complement their classroom activities. Some experienced designers open their own firms or choose to specialize in one area of graphic design.
Future job growth is projected to be about as fast as average