And on to post #2! :D
My ideal job when I am done with my education here would be some sort of graphic design in both print and web focusing on advertising and commercial branding. I’ve kind of been there already so I now have an understanding of where my schooling needs to focus. The salary estimates off of the Creative Group’s Salary Guide for a beginning position in related graphic design average around $42500 on the low end to $62000 on the higher end. I had been making about $20800 at $10/hour fulltime; that was my limit of what I needed to survive with while sharing an apartment, and way less than I should have been paid for the amount and variety of work I did. Now I will be looking for something a little more worth my time and education, aiming for $45000 to start with.
When it comes to programming vs design I definitely lean more towards design without much of a mind for programming. I want to learn web design and html/flash/etc, but don’t plan on venturing towards game design. I do prefer doing most of the work on my own but have no problem working with others and sometimes it’s really nice to be able to share the load. If I can wing it, I want to work in an agency or corporate environment, where the work is steady (presumably). If not, I’ll go freelance on the side of something better paying until I get my name out there and can live off freelance alone. We can all dream right?
So there you have it. Did I miss anything?