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The Ins and Outs of Residential Design
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), residential designers and urban planners earned a median annual salary of $66,020 in 2010. Besides the appealing paycheck, residential designers should have wonderful career prospects: jobs for residential designers is expected to increase by sixteen percent FROM 2010 TO 2020, according to BLS. If you aim to enter the thriving field of residential design, you should both familiarize yourself with the job's responsibilities and learn how to get the training you need.

What Does a Residential Designer Do?
Residential designers design private buildings from A to Z, which may include drawing blueprints, selecting materials, planning landscapes, and overseeing construction. To best complete their jobs, residential designers should not only understand current property laws and building regulations, they should know how to work within their clients' budgets. Specific careers within the field of residential design include:

  • Civil engineer
  • Kitchen and bath planner
  • Showroom coordinator
  • Landscape designer
  • Community designer
  • Architect

Although some residential designers work for private firms, the government employs most residential designers.

How to Get the Training You Need
Depending on your area of specialty, your residential design program may teach you about architecture, law, finance, computer design software, or urban planning. With the help of your school's career services office, you might also secure an internship with your local government's planning office. Requirements for entry-level residential designer positions can vary from state to state.



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            AAA in Digital Graphic Arts
            Remington College , Fort Worth
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            • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
            • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
            • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
            • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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            AAS Graphic Design
            • Several campuses are designated as 2015 Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media.
            • Scholarships and other financial aid opportunities are available for students who qualify.
            • Day, evening, and online classes are available for flexible schedule options.
            • Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
            • Founded 160 years ago, it is one of America’s premier private career colleges.
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            Graphic Arts (AAS)

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            Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

            Graphic Design Technology
            • Offers career placement assistance, helping students prepare their resume, conduct job searches, and find employment after graduation.
            • Class sizes range from 10-25 students at a time allowing for more one-on-one instruction.
            • Provides diploma programs in business, healthcare, legal administration, and art & design.
            • Instructors are industry-experienced professionals whose offer real-world expertise and insight into the current job market.
            • 5 campus locations across the Alberta province in Canada.
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