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Visual Communication Certificate

Communication is a difficult skill, even when everyone around you speaks the same language. Now try relaying a message to ears that only understand a language other than yours. Yikes!

One way that companies get around language barriers is by creating messages in picture form (think airplane safety brochures or IKEA assembly directions). And that’s where you come in. If you have a talent for designing pictures that send a message, sign up for a visual communication certificate program and put those skills to use.

What can a visual communication certificate do for me?

Earning a certificate in visual communication is a great way to get your foot in the door of an entry-level position. It’s also a great stepping stone for those who want to continue their education and earn a degree in the field.


So, you’re artistically passionate and you want to use computers to promote that skill? Ready, set, go! Earning a visual communication certificate takes about a year of schooling. You can find programs through your local community college or even online.

Once you’ve chosen your desired program, you can expect to spend a lot of time in front of the computer. That’s because you’ll be learning the ins and outs of a variety of software programs pertinent to visual communication. You’ll also learn the basics of psychology and communication. In addition, you’ll be introduced to graphic design, web page design, and desktop publishing.

Next Step

Once you’ve earned your certificate, it’s time to step up and look for your first job. With a combination of education and an entry-level job on your resume, you might want to continue your schooling to earn a degree in graphic design or desktop publishing.

For more great career ideas and information visit the Inside Jobs Blog!

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