Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories.
Most floral designers work in retail businesses, usually flower shops and grocery stores. About 1 in 4 of floral designers were self-employed in 2014.
Most floral designers have a high school diploma or the equivalent and learn their skills on the job over the course of a few months.
The median annual wage for floral designers was $25,010 in May 2015.
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.
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