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Commercial and Industrial Designers

General Information

Description

Design and develop manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit72.50%
  2. Self-employed21.22%
  3. Private, not for profit2.75%
  4. State and local government1.16%
  5. Federal government1.05%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+2%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$75,910

State-by-state Salary

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$129,350
$48,750
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 67%
  • Some college 15%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • High school 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

Not sure what characteristics best describe you? Take the RIASEC Test.

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Design
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical

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