User Experience Designers

User experience designers create user interfaces for systems software, applications software, Web sites, and other types of technology. They use their knowledge of design, programming, marketing, and human behavior to ensure that the user has a positive experience with the technology. User experience designers are also known as UX designers and user experience architects. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) User Experience Architects, UX Designers
Duties Create user interfaces for systems software, applications software, Web sites, and other types of technology
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
Experience Internship or co-operative educational experience
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Design
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • User Experience Design Manager
  • Senior User Experience Designer
  • User Experience Designer