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FLORIST/OWNER, IN-DEPTH: It's A Physically Demanding Job

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Lisa, a Florist who owns two shops, describes what she loves most about her work, its challenges, how hard it is to find work in her field, and work-life balance. If you're interested in becoming a florist, find a locally run shop that uses local flowers and farmers.

Job Title: Florist

Job Summary: Floral Designers

Job Description

Floral designers, also called florists, cut and arrange live, dried, or silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Many programs in floral design and floriculture are available through private floral schools, vocational schools, and community colleges. Most offer a certificate or diploma. Some community colleges and universities offer an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in floral design.

Certification Requirement
recommended by the American Institute of Floral Designers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Travel, Home, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Artistic, Creativity, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Design
Visual Arts
Liberal Arts
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<span m='41670'>smelly</span> <span m='42090'>buckets</span> <span m='42640'>too</span> <span m='43120'>from</span> <span m='43430'>week-old</span> <span m='43910'>arrangements</span> <span m='44850'>in</span> <span m='45000'>hotels.</span> </p><p><span m='47211'>I'd</span> <span m='47630'>say</span> <span m='47740'>it's</span> <span m='47850'>hard</span> <span m='48140'>to</span> <span m='48240'>find</span> <span m='48630'>the</span> <span m='49060'>right</span> <span m='49740'>flower</span> <span m='50210'>shop</span> <span m='50530'>and</span> <span m='50630'>the</span> <span m='50740'>right</span> <span m='51020'>design</span> <span m='51470'>studio.</span> <span m='52340'>There's</span> <span m='52880'>a</span> <span m='52990'>lot</span> <span m='53210'>of</span> <span m='53290'>stores</span> <span m='53760'>out</span> <span m='54020'>there</span> <span m='54470'>very</span> <span m='54690'>similar</span> <span m='55030'>to</span> <span m='55150'>McDonald's.</span> <span 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