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Floral Designers

Also called: Designer, Floral Designer, Florist, Flower Shop Laborer/Designer

What they do:
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
On the job, you would:
  • Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
  • Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
  • Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • design


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Accounting software
  • Transaction accounting software
Procurement software
  • Supply ordering software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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