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PRODUCT DESIGNER: Developing Future Electronics

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Greg is a Product Designer for Samsung electronics, working with a group developing concepts for future products. He landed this job through a recruiter, who contacted him because he had "innovation" as a key word on his resume.

Degree: Product Design - Design
Job Title: Product Designer
Employer: Samsung

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.

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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
National Statistic Change Location
$35,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, People skills, Detail oriented

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