User Experience Designers


Overview

Introduction

User experience designers create user interfaces for systems software, applications software, Web sites, and other types of technology. They use their knowledge of design, programming, marketing, and human behavior to ensure that the user has a positive experience with the technology. User experience designers are also known as UX designers and user experience architects. 

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Median Salary

$102,614

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship or co-operative educational experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Artistic

Earnings

According to Indeed.com, the average salary for user experience designers was $102,614 in October 2020. Those with one to two years of experience earned about $88,003 per year, while those with more than 10 years of experience earned $136,534 or more annually.

User experience designers receive a wide range of benefits, including paid holidays, vacations, and sick and personal days; retir...

Work Environment

User experience designers typically enjoy a casual work environment—except, of course, when deadlines loom or when disagreements occur about the design process. Designers spend much of their work days at the computer and in meetings with other members of the design team. Some UX designers work from home offices. Travel is required during field studies.

Outlook

Employment for industrial designers and graphic designers (careers that are related to that of UX designer) is expected to decline by 4 percent through 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, those with a strong background in computer systems, computer-aided design, and drafting and computer-aided industrial design will have the best prospects for finding work. The coronavirus...

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