There are now, more than ever, plenty of young and hopeful graphic design students who are ready to graduate and leap full-force into the creative job market. If you are one of them, you should determine if you really have what it takes to become a graphic designer.
In the face of all this competition, it can be tough out there for beginning designers, but don't question your lifelong dreams just yet. First, check out this flowchart created by Michael Stout of Sikich marketing and public relations firm and see for yourself if you can withstand the industry.
If you can answer questions like "can you visually translate a concept" positively, you may just become a graphic designer yet.