Floral Designers

What do they do?

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

Also known as:

Design Manager, Designer, Floral Artist, Floral Clerk, Floral Department Specialist, Floral Designer, Floral Manager, Florist, Flower Shop Laborer/Designer, Wedding Decorator

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Floral Designers in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Floral Designers is projected to Decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -7.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #29 in job growth rate
  • 110

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #17 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.6%)
  • Master's degree (9.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (48.6%)
  • Associate's degree (12.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (8.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Arrange delivery of goods or services.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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