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Visual Communications Schools
In Columbia, Maryland

Visual Communications faculty can choose to work at only one visual communications school in Columbia. The trends in Columbia's visual communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes visual communications training at the visual communications certificate level.


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Maryland Visual Communications Employment

Columbia 2,570
Maryland 5,070

Exactly 2,570 of Maryland's 5,070 visual communications professionals work in Columbia. There has been a 24% decline in the number of visual communications professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for visual communications professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. Maryland Visual Communications employment growth

6,130 5,960 5,500 5,480 5,070
3,390 3,160 2,990 2,760 2,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Visual Communications VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$43,295 $44,560 $43,873 $45,158 $43,923
$43,230 $45,220 $47,030 $48,670 $49,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of visual communications professionals in Columbia has shrunk, salaries for visual communications professionals have increased. In 2010 Columbia visual communications professionals earned an average yearly salary of $43,923. The average salary for visual communications professionals in Columbia was $43,295 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of visual communications professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Columbia

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Columbia visual communications professionals earn a median yearly salary of $41,208. The 10% of visual communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $24,428 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $68,875 per year.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Columbia

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Interior Design
Computer Animation
Industrial Design
Fashion Design

Visual communications professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's visual communications professionals are graduates of the only accredited visual communications school in the city.

Visual Communications Programs Offered In Columbia


Columbia's visual communications school offers one visual communications degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Visual Communications Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 5 students graduated from visual communications courses in 2010.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Maryland

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