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MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Penn Valley

Program coordinator:
Darlene Town, 816.604.4757

Job preparation:
Student Employment Services
Career Central - job bank

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $53,380 annual
  • Median wages:(Missouri): $49,460 annual
  • Median wages:(Kansas City area): $51,590 annual
  • Employment (national): 281,500
  • Employment (Missouri): 4,830

Where you can find work

  • Specialized design services
  • Advertising and related services
  • Printing and related support activities
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Book publishers
  • Computer systems design firms
  • Motion picture production firms
  • Engineering services

Self employed (about 25% of designers do freelance full or part time) or part time - in addition to holding a salaried job in design or in another occupation.

Additional career information