Employment of floral designers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2014 to 2024. Many floral designers are employed in the florist industry, in which overall industry employment is projected to decline over the projection period.
Although demand for floral arrangements for events such as weddings, funerals, and anniversaries will continue, the need for floral designers is expected to decline with the number of florist shops in the industry. Orders made online from flower delivery services often are fulfilled by local florist shops. This arrangement can increase the number of orders florist shops receive but can also dampen the demand for additional floral shops as each florist shop becomes increasingly able to serve a wider area of customers.
In addition, grocery stores and general merchandise stores offer floral decorations and loose cut flowers. These stores can make it more convenient for customers to purchase the flowers, thus decreasing the number of trips people make to florist shops for floral decorations. As a result, employment of floral designers is projected to decline 11 percent in florist shops and grow 5 percent in grocery stores.
Those with formal education in floral design will have better prospects.
Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24
Total, all occupations
Art and design workers
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program