What means to be an “Industrial Designer” for the United States Department of Labor?
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day.
Industrial designers work in offices in a variety of industries. Although they design manufactured products, only about 29 percent of industrial designers are employed directly by manufacturers.
How to Become an Industrial Designer
A bachelor’s degree is usually required for most entry-level industrial design jobs. It is also important for industrial designers to have a professional portfolio with examples of their best design projects.
The median annual wage of industrial designers was $58,230 in May 2010.