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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