I am a graphic designer, and I live in a fairly small town, but there are still a lot of different jobs you can get with a graphic design degree (btw 4 year degrees help a lot more than 2 year degrees if you want to really get somewhere in the field). I did my internship at an advertising agency and worked there for a year, unfortunately the place closed. Right after though I got a job as a graphic designer for a distribution company and worked there for a couple years, which is really nice doing in-house graphic design for a company. Now I work for a different company doing their design and marketing.
You can do anything from advertising, in-house design, pre-press or printing, package design, etc. There are tons of opportunities really. The market can be saturated in some areas but it really depends where you are. A lot of our teachers where I went to school in Pittsburgh said it's better to move away and come back after a few years experience, but I didn't have a problem finding a job in my hometown on the outskirts of PA/WV, which jobs are not high in demand here. I was going to go with an art degree out of college as well but heard the same thing about the job market with art so it made me change my mind, which I'm glad I did now. Think about getting even a marketing degree minor or something, because that can really help you get ahead. Hope that helps! :)
· 1 decade ago