Data on higher education choices for Designers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Designers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Designers hold a major in Legal.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Designers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Designers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Designers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Operations Analysis, and Management of Financial Resources.
Projections on wages and job growth for Designers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Designers are expected to see a growth of 1.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.