once you have a basic traning which include learning about layouts, lettering, coming up with unique concept ideas, using software, web and UI design, you will see which one of these you enjoyed the best and you can focus more on that area. You can build and target your portfolio with that in mind. Eg: if you like creating logos, you will have lots of brilliant logos in your portfolio. Or you might like creating layouts and use your skills as a catalog or magazine designer or a book designer. If you are good with concepts and art you can create book covers. You can design websites or create user interface designs for apps. You can design retail packaging for any product from perfume boxes/bottles to chocolate wrappers. You can become a font designer and create new typefaces for other designers to use. If you like drawing and enjoy fashion you could become a pattern or fabric designer. Anything that is printed or is on screen is designed by someone. Just look around you. Is there anyting that you think you would especially enjoy creating? Explore and enjoy your creativity :)
There are many different areas and careers for designers.
Graphic Designer - They do print work, such as branding, typesetting, posters, pretty much advertisements.
Product Designer - They create products (toys, gadgets, accessories, some sort of invention) where they go through prototyping and surveying their ideas to people.
Industrial Designer - They typically specialize in one product category, such as automobiles, furniture or housewares.
Apparel Designer - They do fashion-related designs, needlessly to say, they create conceptualize clothing.
UI/UX Designer - They are very similar to Web Designers or Web Developers, they code to create front-end web pages. UI = User Interface and UX = User Experience.
There are many more, each specializing something different!
There are many careers that branch from being a graphic designer. It may range from in store signage (like posters or environmental design) to anything like creating social media images. The key to discovering all the different careers is to experiment and research what you like, hone in on what your strongest skills are and how they may be applied in the design world. Being involved the the design community is also a way to discover different careers.
Best of luck on your search !
Best wishes! :)
Depending on your level of talent, you can become an asset in a design studio, an advertising agency, a publishing house, a post-production company, a event production company, a printing agency, a digital agency and if your design skills merge into motion and animation, you can be an asset in any number of content production companies or content support agencies.