Jacci Howard Bear, on About Desktop Publishing, writes about an interesting report on the Desktop Publishing job’s current situation. The report is by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, and states an expected growth in the field.
They also report how desktop publishers often required to know web design and I can tell that the report holds true also in Italy and probably in other countries. Looking through job ads, I see many requests for designers who basically have to be able to do print design and web design, while bigger companies tend to leave the two separate.
Print and web design are very different and bigger companies seems to either understand this more or to have more resources to hire professionals who are specialized in those two fields.
There are also other interesting points in the report, but I’ll let you read Jacci’s article on it as she has done a really good job in summarizing it already.
[tags]DTP, Desktop Publishing, design, web design, jobs, business[/tags]