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Toy Designer

Odds of Hanging On

Assessments of job growth in the toy design industry aren't great, but if you can get in, you should have no problem staying in—so long as you can keep coming up with successful designs. Yeah...we guess that's not quite a guarantee.

Toy fads come and go like calendar pages, with very few toys staying popular for more than a year. That means you'll need to really be at the top of your game all the time. 

You're all but guaranteed a spot in the Toy Hall of Fame (not a real thing) if you design the next Slinky or Frisbee, but if you don't strike it rich from a single genius design, you'll need to stay creative for many years if you want to hang on in this career.