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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)
            • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
            • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
            • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
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            ABCO Technology , Inglewood
            • 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.
            • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
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            Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
            • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
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            Graphic Arts (AAS)
            • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
            • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
            • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
            • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
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            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.
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