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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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            Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
            • Full Sail University offers online degree programs that are designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Full Sail's approach is centered on real-world industry experience and creative problem solving.
            • Full Sail uses the experience and knowledge gained from more than three decades of educational innovation to create an unparalleled online education experience that challenges and inspires our students.
            • Learning at Full Sail has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas, and our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
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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 (AS)
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
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            Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design (Online)
            • Located in Hollywood, CA, offering degrees in film, music production, business, animation and more.
            • Scholarship, financial aid and military benefits are available for students who qualify.
            • Programs taught by award-winning industry professionals in real-world working environments.
            • Features industry-standard facilities including recording studios, soundstages, green screen, movie theatres and more.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
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