July Portable Career Snapsot


Title: Graphic Designer


Why it’s a Good Fit For Military Spouses: According to Onetonline.org, there are numerous openings for graphic designers. Growth is expected to stay steady with the national average (10-19%)

Typical Tasks (from OnetOnline.org):

Importance Category Task
98   Core Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
94   Core Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
85   Core Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
83   Core Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
81   Core Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
80   Core Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
74   Core Use computer software to generate new images.
72   Core Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
70   Core Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
65   Core Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing.
64   Core Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
59   Core Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services.
58   Core Research new software or design concepts.


Education Needed: Most require a 4-year degree


Average Income: $21.16 hourly or $44,010 annually


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