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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Taking An Idea & Turning It Into Realty

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Jonathan, a Product Development Manager for CE Supply, majored in economics because he wanted to work in business. He found a great job where he gets to decide how products are designed and sold in stores.

Degree: Economics
Job Title: Product Development Manager
Employer: CE Supply

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='23220'>this</span> <span m='23420'>job</span> <span m='23670'>through</span> <span m='23880'>other</span> <span m='24160'>jobs.</span> <span m='24620'>But</span> <span m='24820'>I</span> <span m='24900'>definitely</span> <span m='25730'>wanted</span> <span m='26150'>to</span> <span m='26390'>work</span> <span m='26730'>in</span> <span m='26820'>a</span> <span m='26870'>job</span> <span m='27170'>in</span> <span m='27260'>business</span> <span m='27710'>where</span> <span m='27900'>I</span> <span m='27970'>could</span> <span m='28630'>look</span> <span m='28870'>at</span> <span m='29090'>how</span> <span m='29370'>businesses</span> <span m='29860'>get</span> <span m='30010'>things</span> <span m='30240'>done</span> <span m='30620'>and</span> <span m='30730'>how</span> <span m='31280'>that</span> <span m='31410'>could</span> <span m='31500'>be</span> <span m='31660'>analyzed</span> <span m='32170'>and done</span> <span m='32470'>more</span> <span m='32689'>efficiently.</span> <span m='33510'>And</span> <span m='34350'>as</span> <span m='34520'>I</span> <span m='34960'>found</span> <span m='35420'>a</span> <span m='35500'>first</span> <span m='35770'>job,</span> <span m='36070'>I</span> <span m='36450'>got</span> <span m='36640'>into</span> <span m='36830'>an</span> <span m='36920'>industry</span> <span m='37320'>which,</span> <span m='37670'>this one</span> <span m='37980'>was</span> <span m='38140'>wireless</span> <span m='38640'>electronics.</span> <span m='39540'>And</span> <span m='39740'>that</span> <span m='40190'>led</span> <span m='40460'>to</span> <span m='40890'>other</span> <span m='41120'>jobs</span> <span m='41540'>till</span> <span m='42120'>I</span> <span m='42200'>got</span> <span m='42390'>to where I</span> <span m='42600'>am today.</span> </p><p><span m='44001'>So</span> <span m='44470'>what</span> <span m='44610'>I</span> <span m='44640'>wish</span> <span m='44850'>I</span> <span m='44900'>knew</span> <span m='45470'>when</span> <span 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