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List of Industries Employing Graphic Designers

The following industries employ Graphic Designers ,  SOC Code  27-1024  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Specialized Design Services   (NAICS 541400 ) 3,900 3,900 0
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 2,800 3,100 300
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 1,800 2,600 800
Printing and Related Support Activities   (NAICS 323000 ) 1,800 1,500 -300
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 1,500 2,300 800
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers   (NAICS 511100 ) 1,400 1,000 -400
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 900 1,000 100
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 800 900 100
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519000 ) 700 1,100 400
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 600 700 100
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 500 900 400
Radio and Television Broadcasting   (NAICS 515100 ) 500 500 0
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424300 ) 500 600 100
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 500 600 100
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing   (NAICS 315200 ) 500 400 -100
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 400 400 0
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 400 500 100
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 424900 ) 400 400 0
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 300 300 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 300 300 0
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 300 300 0
Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 300 300 0
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 300 300 0
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 322200 ) 300 200 -100
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 200 200 0
Textile Product Mills   (NAICS 314000 ) 200 100 -100
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 200 200 0
Furniture & Furnishings Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 423200 ) 200 300 100
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 200 300 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 100 100 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 100 100 0
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers   (NAICS 711500 ) 100 100 0
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712000 ) 100 100 0
Grantmaking and Giving Services   (NAICS 813200 ) 100 100 0
Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 100 100 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 100 100 0
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 100 100 0
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 100 200 100
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Other Personal Services   (NAICS 812900 ) 100 100 0
Other Support Services   (NAICS 561900 ) 100 100 0
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 100 100 0
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 100 100 0
Cleaning Compound and Toiletry Mfg   (NAICS 325600 ) 100 100 0
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 100 0 -100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 100 100 0
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 100 100 0
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 100 100 0
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 100 100 0
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 0 100 100
Other Schools and Instruction   (NAICS 611600 ) 0 100 100
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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