Career Statistics

Every year, our graduates find themselves shaping the future of design for interactions at consultancies and tech firms, and in a growing number of industries driven to leverage the power of design thinking. Not only do our graduates find employment quickly, they find themselves among the most sought after candidates in the field of design.

2015 Employers and Job Titles

EmployerJob TitleCity
4MomsUser Experience DesignerPittsburgh, PA
Adaptive PathExperience DesignerSan Francisco, CA
Athena HealthUX Design AssociateSan Francisco, CA
Carnegie Mellon UniversityUX ResearcherNew York, NY
CiscoSenior UX DesignerSan Francisco, CA
Facebook (2)Product DesignerMenlo Park, CA
General ElectricUser Experience DesignerSan Ramon, CA
GoogleSpeculative DesignerPittsburgh, PA
GoogleUser Experience DesignerMountain View, CA
GrouponProduct Design InternPalo Alto, CA
GrouponProduct DesignerPalo Alto, CA
LinkedInUser Experience Design ResearcherMountain View
LinkedInUser Experience DesignerSan Francisco, CA
National InstrumentsJunior Interaction DesignerAustin, TX
PhilipsService DesignerMonroeville, PA
UPMCSenior DesignerPittsburgh, PA

2015 Salaries*

MaximumMinimumMeanMedian
$120,000$62,000$100,116$106,750

Employment by Geographic Region

RegionNumber of GraduatesPercentage
Northeast: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT16
Mid-Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV319
Southwest: AZ, NM, OK, TX16
West: CA, HI, NV1169
Southeast: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN--
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI--
Northwest: AK, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, WY--
International--

Summary of Design Master Degree Post Graduation Plans **

Total GradsEmployedContinuing EducationMilitaryVolunteerNot SeekingReturn to Home CountrySeekingNo Info Available
25173000005

*12 salaries reported. Salaries do not include internships, military, colunteer or those outside of the US.

**This report was finalized August 2015.

Source: Post-graduation data compiled with information on 80% of Design Master Degree Graduates.

Note: All known professional experiences are listed. Some recent graduates chose not to provide an employer, job title and/or graduate school with their response.


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