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Employment of industrial designers is expected to grow about as fast as the average through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This favorable outlook is based on the need to improve product quality and safety, to design new products for the global marketplace, and to design high-technology products in consumer electronics, medicine, and transportation. The DOL predicts that designers who combine business expertise with an educational background in engineering and computer-aided design will have the best employment prospects. Women are becoming more prevalent as industrial designers, though they still make up a fairly small segment of the total number of people working in this area.
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