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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Designers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Specialized design services is the industry that employs the most Designers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Designers, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Designers are paid most in Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY.


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Demographic information on Designers in the US. The average age of male Designers in the workforce is 41.3 and of female Designers is 39.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Designers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Designers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Designers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Designers hold a major in Legal.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Designers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Designers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Designers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Operations Analysis, and Management of Financial Resources.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Designers is from the Minor Occupation Group Art and Design Workers.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Designers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Designers are expected to see a growth of 3.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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