Web design, computer graphics animation, desktop publishing, advertising, logo design, and digital photography are the employment opportunities for specialists in digital communications. Digital graphics includes the use of software and other electronic tools to create and produce digital arts.
Stats and Growth
|Career||Graphic Designers||Web Developers||Desktop Publishers|
|Education Requirements||Bachelor's degree||Associate's degree||Associate's degree|
|Projected Job Growth (2014-2024)||1%*||27% *||21%*|
|Average Salary (2016)||$51,640*||$70,660*||$43,900*|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Companies require on-staff digital graphics specialists to complete a certificate or degree program. Many employers prefer an associate's degree to a certificate. Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree often have the most competitive edge. Self-employed digital graphics communications specialists can attract clients without a degree, but they may wish to consider taking advantage of postsecondary business management and software courses. Degree and certificate programs may be generalized or offer specialization in areas like website design, desktop publishing, and advertising.