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.
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.
Short-term on-the-job training
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.
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