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Floral Designers
What Floral Designers Do
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.

Work Environment

Most floral designers work in retail businesses, usually flower shops and grocery stores. About 1 in 5 of floral designers were self-employed in 2016.

How to Become a Floral Designer

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 $26,350 in May 2017.

Job Outlook

Employment of floral designers is projected to decline 6 percent by 2026. Many floral designers are employed in the florist industry, in which overall industry employment is projected to decline.

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