|Quick Facts: Industrial Designers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$58,230 per year
$27.99 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||40,800|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||10% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||4,300|
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day.
Industrial designers work in offices in a variety of industries. Although they design manufactured products, only about 29 percent of industrial designers are employed directly by manufacturers.
A bachelor’s degree is usually required for most entry-level industrial design jobs. It is also important for industrial designers to have a professional portfolio with examples of their best design projects.
The median annual wage of industrial designers was $58,230 in May 2010.
Employment of industrial designers is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increasing consumer demand for new products and new product styles should increase demand for industrial designers.
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