Hello my name is Jak, I'm 19 and currently doing a BA Hons Degree in Graphic Design. I am in my second year and have completed a BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design before this course. After reading through some threads on here and as well as online about the way Graphic Designers are treated in the work place in regards to pay as well as peoples perceptions of us has left me feeling a bit disheartened. I have been reading about average salaries/wages and feel that they are so low for such a long time spent learning and training. Is there any accurate information out there about average wages for a graphic designer, At different stages such as someone who has just started with no experience to someone who has 10 years plus experience? I have been told I have a lot of natural talent but always hand in projects either late or unfinished because I become unmotivated. I do enjoy designing but feel like I am putting in effort for low reward when it comes to getting a job especially in today's climate. So my question is should I think about giving up and moving to a different career path or should I stay with Graphic Design? I feel like I have invested too much time to quit now but am becoming more and more unsure on what I want to do. But why should I put in so much effort to get myself a job that only a bit more than another job with less stress and that requires less training/time invested? Also not sure if this is posted in the correct section?