Continuous Learning Being the Path to Success

One of the most common questions we get when talking to prospective students who are pivoting into design after having a previous career is “can I get a job without going back to the beginning?” It is hard for us to give a definitive answer to this question as it can depend on various factors, but what we do know to be true is that the more learning a student can do with us, the quicker they will advance in their careers. 

In this article we explore the benefits of doing multiple courses, and the offers we have available to those who want to do extra learning with us. 

Joining At The Middle

For beginners or career pivoters moving into the UX/UI design industry, it is very common that the first role you would go into after completing your first course is a more junior position, whether that’s as a Junior Designer or even as an Intern. For someone who is fresh out of university, this is completely normal. Nevertheless, if you have been in a job for 5 years and have progressed to a certain level, you won’t want to go right back to the beginning. To those people, we suggest looking at working on their professional development and doing multiple courses as this is the easiest way to build on your skillset, build up your confidence and can ultimately lead to going into a role at a mid-weight level. 

Bringing in the Higher Salaries

As a Junior UX/UI Designer in your first job, you’re looking at earning an average of £25k (depending on company and location). Again, if you’re a previously experienced person who is used to being on a certain salary and have other costs to take into account like family expenditure, commuting costs etc., you probably won’t even give these kinds of roles a second glance! Nonetheless, if you are in a position that you can dedicate extra time to your learning, with your advanced skills, you’ll be able to look at mid-weight designer roles, that can start at an average of £45k

One of the most attractive things about the design industry is that you can progress up the career ladder at a much quicker pace than with other industries. The more senior you can get, the higher salaries you can earn. If you start at a mid- level, it will be less of a journey into a more senior position. By adopting this mindset of continuous learning, you can advance your career much faster than others. 

Multiple Courses to Advance Your Career

There are many different combinations of courses you can do to open yourself to more job opportunities. 

If you look at doing just a UX/UI Design course, you’re probably looking at going into Junior UX/UI Designer roles or Junior UX Researcher roles. 

If you combine our online UX/UI Design course or in-person Product Design course with our UI Design with Figma, here is a whole list of job you can go into:

  • UI Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Visual Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Interaction Designer
  • Product Designer

If you combine our online UX/UI Design course or in-person Product Design course with our Product Strategy & Management course, you can apply for roles as:

  • UX/UI Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Product Designer
  • Product Manager
  • Product Launch Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Product Lead

If you combine our online UX/UI Design course or in-person Product Design course with our Mastering User Research course, you can apply for roles as:

  • Mid-weight UX Researcher
  • Mid-Weight UX/UI Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Product Owner
  • UX Analyst 

This is just a snapshot of the career possibilities out there for someone who has multiple courses under their belt – there’s even more out there to explore! 

At Experience Haus we want to give everyone the opportunity to create their dream design career with us. For that reason we have launched BUNDLE OFFERS in 2024, giving students 50% off the second course they do with us, as a way to expand their knowledge. If you are interested in hearing more about this, get in touch today.

Posted on : Thursday February 22, 2024