Floral Designers Career Field

Floral designer are also called florists. Their job is to arrange flowers and other greenery that is cut, live, silk, or synthetic. Floral designers work on design displays for gifts, funerals, weddings, parties, and other important events.

Educational Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent
College Certification in Floral Design or Landscape Design

Floral designers need a high school diploma or equivalent. Many trade schools and community colleges also offer certifications floral design that take anywhere from several weeks to 1 year to complete.

Educational Courses

Flower Arranging
Flower Types
Color Design
Care of Flowers
Floral Trends
Basic Accounting
Botany
Soil Management

Employment Statistics

Number Employed in 2008: 76,100
Projected Employment through 2018: 74,200
Average Annual Pay for floral designers in 2008: $23,230

Great Colleges

Penn Foster Career College
Ashworth College
California State Polytechnic College
Texas Tech
California State University

Related Careers

Artists and related workers
Commercial and industrial designers
Fashion designers
Graphic designers
Interior designers
Landscape architects

Article Reference: bls.gov

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