Why become a UX designer?

 

Imagine being passionate about your job, working on fulfilling, creative projects, and earning a high salary.

 

Maybe you feel uninspired, under-challenged and disengaged by your current profession. Perhaps  you feel stuck in a dead-end job, wishing you had the option to work remotely, or even freelance. Sound familiar? It’s time to make a change!

 

UX designers are curious about human behavior and design

UX design sits at the intersection of psychology, design, research, technology, and business— making it a powerful and creative way to solve real-world problems.

 

As a UX designer, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, and marketers to realize your projects.

UX Designer was rated as one of the best 15 jobs in America for 2017. (CNBC News)

UX designers come from different walks of life

While many UX designers come from a career in graphic or product design, we know better than most that anyone can become a successful UX designer if they apply themselves. Many of our graduates have come from careers in marketing, sales, teaching, customer service, finance, architecture, HR, IT, and art.

 

Whatever your background, you likely  have transferable skills that can be applied to UX design. Your dedicated Career Specialist will help you to identify these skills.

A study by job-board Indeed found that 84% of employers think bootcamp grads are ‘more prepared’ or ‘just as prepared’ to be high performers as degree holders. (Indeed)

UX designers are in high demand

Employers struggle to find qualified UX designers, and the demand keeps growing. The average Junior UX Designer salary in Germany is €38,009 per year, while Senior UX Designers can earn as much as €80,000 per year (Glassdoor Salaries Report, 2018).

 

UX designers are constantly evolving

The technology industry moves quickly, and UX designers are constantly learning and adapting to keep up with the change.

According to a recent survey conducted by Adobe, 87% of hiring managers said that getting more UX design talent on board is the number one priority for their organization. In fact, 73% of hiring managers plan to double the number of UX designers in their organization over the next 5 years.

(Adobe)

UX designers can work in many types of companies

As a UX designer, you’ll have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, or even freelance. You may even be able to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

 

UX designers can specialize

There are endless ways to specialize and expand your skillset within the field of UX design in order to give yourself a competitive edge in the job market. 

As a UX designer, you could go on to specialize in:

  • UX research
  • Voice design
  • IA (Information Architecture)
  • Interaction design
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Kevin Anthony Rice, Alumni

"The ability to create amazing products is the number one reason why I love my [new] job. It also helps that I have the freedom to be creative, work with great people, and see my designs come to life."



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Is this course right for you?

Take the free 7-day UX Design Short Course to get started, or get in touch with our Career Advisors for a free consultation:

  • How you can go from beginner to a UX designer with a job you love
  • What the UX job market is like in your area and the salary you can expect
  • If UX design is the best fit for you based on your background and interests

Don’t worry—you won’t be pressured into making a commitment. The goal is to ensure you make a fully informed decision.

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