If you're considering a graphic design career, this infographic is worth looking at as part of your research. From ZillionDesigns, The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design Career takes a realistic look at what it's actually like to be a designer in the digital age.
The chart covers information like salaries in different countries around the world and why graphic designers would choose that path. It also refers to graphic design as a blue collar job and explains the discrepancies between what clients expect from designers compared to what they really do. Even though in the United States designers can make around $57,000 a year, the infographic says they "would do anything to get the $$$ including beg the clients to give more work."