The only reason I might consider a career as a web designer, would be to work from my home or for a company in Evansville. Since I am not experienced enough to consider a job in Web Design, researching out of state jobs was interesting to me.
I found listings for Graphic Designers and a Graphic Artist-Web Designers. These jobs required Bachelor Degree’s in Graphic Design with 1-2 years experience. They didn’t mention the salary, but their benefits were excellent. Bachelor of Science, full-time, 2-5 years experience positions had listings for pay from $40,000-$50,000 up to $66,880-$78,000 salaries.
These were not local business’ looking for Graphic Artists, but were located in Texas, Iowa, California, and Minnesota where the cost of living can be much higher than Evansville.
I’m not seeking a career in Web Design. My goal for attending Web Design at IVY Tech was to make a website for me, my husband, and my church. Also, I was challenged by learning a new skill.
Each available job, required a college degree and 2-5 years experience. As challenging as this class was for me, I can thoroughly understand the experience requirement. As for the degree, I think if a person wanted a career in Web Design, they should continue their education after graduating from IVY Tech. Acquiring as much book knowledge, experience, and instructor help they can, will help them to be a successful competitor in this market.