The U.S. Department of Labor has developed an automated occupational information database, O*NET, that identifies and describes work content, work skills, and training requirements for all jobs across the country in all sectors of the economy. Much of the occupational information contained in this report is derived directly from the O*NET database, and supplemented with information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, and Labor Market and Career Information.
|Industry||% of Graphic Designers employed||Annual Growth Rate|
|Specialized design services||9.4||0.81|
|Advertising, public relations, and related services||8||0.00|
|Newspaper, book, and directory publishers||4.5||-0.64|
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||4.3||2.10|
|Other miscellaneous manufacturing||3.4||1.54|
|Computer systems design and related services||2.7||1.89|
|2022 Statewide average hourly wage||$26.43|
|2022 National average hourly wage||$31.01|
|2020 National employment||254,100|
|2020 Texas employment||16,834|
|Texas projected employment by 2030||18,562|
|Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2030||1,766|
|Region||Employment||Projected Employment 2030||Projected
Annual Openings 2030
|Texas (all regions)||16,834||18,562||1,766||0.98%||$54,968.00|
|Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas||Relevant Importance Levels|
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
|Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
|Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
|Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
|Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
|Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
|Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
|Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas||Relevant Importance Levels|
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
|Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
|Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
|Top 10 Relevant Abilities||Relevant Importance Levels|
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
|Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.