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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 (AS)
            • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
            • Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
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            Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
            • Campus-based and online degrees include Computer Animation (BS), Digital Arts and Design (BS), Graphic Design (BS), and more
            • Students take ongoing portfolio courses that allow them to build and refine their design portfolio
            • Courses teach skills such as advertising, branding, visual messaging, and concept design
            • Curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement
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            Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design

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            We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

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            ABCO Technology , Los Angeles
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            • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
            • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
            • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
            • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
            • Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
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            Graphic Arts (AAS)
            • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
            • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
            • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
            • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

            Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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