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Interior Designers
What Interior Designers Do

Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards. Many interior designers work for the specialized design services industry or for the architectural, engineering, and related services industry. In 2014, about 1 in 4 was self-employed.
How to Become an Interior Designer
Interior designers usually need a bachelor’s degree with a focus on interior design.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for interior designers was $48,840 in May 2015. Employment of interior designers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations.

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