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LIGHT DEVELOPER/DISTRIBUTOR, IN-DEPTH: When I Started Building Lights I Never Thought I'd Be Saving Lives

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Gary, a Light Developer & Distributor, describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, the key realizations that put him on this path. His "aha!" moment came when he disassembled his first light, took it apart down to its core. He loved it so much that he switched his focus to become a creator and builder.

Degree: Computer Science - Economics
Job Title: Light Developer/Distributor

Job Summary: Commercial and Industrial Designers

Job Description

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.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

An increasing number of designers are also getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) to gain business skills.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, People skills, Detail oriented

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m='39390'>focused</span> <span m='39780'>every</span> <span m='39970'>day,</span> <span m='40190'>simple</span> <span m='40590'>stuff,</span> <span m='40930'>is</span> <span m='41110'>probably</span> <span m='41360'>the</span> <span m='41540'>main</span> <span m='41810'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='42390'>Waking</span> <span m='42720'>up</span> <span m='42840'>every</span> <span m='43050'>day,</span> <span m='43410'>keeping</span> <span m='43780'>a</span> <span m='43840'>regular</span> <span m='44210'>schedule--</span> <span m='45050'>it's</span> <span m='45230'>challenging.</span> <span m='45730'>Because</span> <span m='46080'>one,</span> <span m='46670'>it's</span> <span m='46900'>demanding.</span> <span m='47860'>And</span> <span m='48020'>two,</span> <span m='48810'>it's</span> <span m='49520'>personally</span> <span m='50500'>taxing.</span> </p><p><span m='51080'>But</span> <span m='51790'>mainly</span> <span m='52330'>it's</span> <span m='52670'>just</span> <span 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