Graphic Design is what I call the "science of arts". A graphic designer is a manipulator of creativity, turning it into money. Combining CAD skills, fine art, typography...it's no wonder graphic designers are in such high demand!
With high demands, come high costs. Graphic designers, depending on area of focus, can earn well over $40k a year, and that's entry level at best! If you're a graphic designer with three or more year's of experience, you should expect (and don't accept less than) over $90k a year.
What's even greater than a great salary (that appreciates, trust me), are the concentrations you can focus on. For example, graphic designers have skills that fit into the roles of say, UX Design, web design, marketing/advertising, and even production design! Gee, with that many options, there's no telling what you could do.
Maybe this is more of an opinion rather than a fact, but it baffled me to be reminded of the many skillsets graphic designers have to hone and master to honor the title. There are so many aspects to design alone, adding knowledge of marketing, UX, and other platforms/mediums is absolutely insane!
I am currently a content creator, and I have a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. A few years after college, the dreams of graphic design comes clouding over me with the realization that I have time to dive in, and get a chance to up my ante in the business world. Creating content with clever words and driven design.