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Floral Designers

Floral Designers
Quick Facts : Floral Designers*
2010 Median Pay$23,610
Entry Level EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201266,500
Job Outlook-9% (Decline moderately)
Employment Change-6,200

Floral designers, often referred to as florists, put together floral displays and designs. They cut and arrange flower's live, dried, or silk?with greenery to make decorative displays. They also assist customers in picking flowers, containers and other decorative pieces.

What Floral Designers Do

  • Grow or order flowers from wholesalers according to customers' needs
  • Determine the type of arrangement desired, the occasion, and the date, time, and location that each arrangement is needed
  • Recommend flowers and greenery for each arrangement
  • Consider the customer's budget when making recommendations
  • Design floral displays that evoke a particular sentiment or style

Work Environment

Most floral designers work in retail businesses, usually in flower shops or grocery stores. About 31 percent of floral designers are self-employed.
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Job Outlook

Employment of floral designers is expected to go down by 9 percent from 2010 to 2020 as the need for their services is expected to decline as people buy fewer elaborate floral decorations.
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The average salary of floral designers was $23,610 in May 2010.
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Becoming a Floral Designers

Most floral designers learn their skills on the job over the course of a few months and will have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
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