Also known as Designer, Floral Artist, Floral Clerk, Floral Department Specialist, Floral Designer, Florist, Flower Shop Laborer/Designer, Wedding Decorator
Also known as Designer, Floral Artist, Floral Clerk
Floral Designers design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Floral Designers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Floral Designers. More generally, Floral Designers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Floral Designer is $29,140, and the average salary is $30,670. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Floral Designer salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Floral Designers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Floral Designers earn less than $20,110 per year, 25% earn less than $24,050, 75% earn less than $35,750, and 90% earn less than $43,150.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Floral Designers is expected to change by -20.1%, and there should be roughly 2,600 open positions for Floral Designers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Floral Designer are usually higher in their Artistic, Enterprising, and Realistic interests.
Floral Designers typically have very strong Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Also, Floral Designers typically have strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Lastly, Floral Designers typically have moderate Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Floral Designer tend to value Achievement, Independence, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Floral Designers strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Second, Floral Designers moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Floral Designers moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Floral Designers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, attention to detail, and integrity.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Floral Designers, ranked by importance:
Working as a Floral Designer usually requires a high school diploma.
Floral Designers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Floral Designers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, production and processing, or sales and marketing knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Floral Designers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Floral Designers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Floral Designers need abilities such as oral expression, oral comprehension, and visualization in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Floral Designers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Floral Designers frequently use skills like active listening, speaking, and social perceptiveness to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Floral Designers, ranked by their relative importance.
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