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FLORAL DESIGNER: Arranging Flowers And Assisting Customers

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As a worker in a flower shop, the day is spent arranging flowers and assisting customers with purchases.

Job Title: Flower Shop Worker

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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m='17049'>days a</span> <span m='17499'>week,</span> <span m='20340'>usually</span> <span m='20630'>40</span> <span m='20860'>hours</span> <span m='21450'>or</span> <span m='21550'>whatnot.</span> <span m='24010'>But I</span> <span m='24310'>also</span> <span m='24570'>do</span> <span m='25012'>a</span> <span m='25454'>couple other</span> <span m='25896'>jobs.</span> <span m='26340'>I</span> <span m='26420'>work</span> <span m='27360'>also</span> <span m='28630'>for</span> <span m='28930'>a</span> <span m='29300'>cooking</span> <span m='29500'>class</span> <span m='29690'>company.</span> <span m='30385'>And</span> <span m='30850'>they</span> <span m='35080'>do</span> <span m='35220'>it</span> <span m='35350'>more</span> <span m='35690'>for</span> <span m='36750'>corporate</span> <span m='37090'>events,</span> <span m='37290'>like</span> <span m='37530'>team-building</span> <span m='37997'>sort</span> <span m='38464'>of events</span> <span m='38931'>or</span> <span m='39398'>whatnot.</span> <span m='39865'>And</span> <span m='40799'>so I</span> <span m='41266'>teach</span> <span m='41733'>cooking classes</span> <span m='42200'>as</span> <span m='42670'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='44040'>And</span> <span m='44350'>so</span> <span m='44680'>I do</span> <span m='44970'>that</span> <span m='45260'>off and on,</span> <span m='45630'>whenever</span> <span m='45910'>I</span> <span m='46240'>can.</span> <span m='47430'>And</span> <span m='47890'>also,</span> <span m='48350'>I help out a</span> <span m='48810'>friend</span> <span m='49270'>with her</span> <span m='49730'>catering</span> <span m='50190'>business.</span> <span m='50650'>They're</span> <span m='51110'>trying to start up a</span> <span m='51570'>restaurant as</span> <span m='52040'>well.</span> <span m='52920'>Before</span> <span m='53270'>working</span> <span m='53540'>with</span> <span m='53810'>flowers,</span> <span m='54080'>I actually</span> <span m='54570'>started</span> <span m='55060'>off</span> <span m='55550'>in</span> <span m='56320'>the</span> <span m='56660'>cooking</span> <span m='57141'>world.</span> <span m='58103'>So I</span> <span m='58584'>was a</span> <span m='59065'>sous</span> <span m='59305'>chef</span> <span m='59546'>for a long</span> <span m='60027'>time.</span> <span m='60508'>And</span> <span m='60989'>it</span> <span m='61470'>just got to the</span> <span m='61951'>point where</span> <span m='62432'>it was</span> <span m='62913'>very,</span> <span m='63394'>very stressful.</span> <span m='63875'>And</span> <span m='65318'>it's very</span> <span m='65800'>intense,</span> <span m='66285'>and it's</span> <span m='66770'>long, long</span> <span m='67257'>hours.</span> <span m='67744'>So if you ever</span> <span m='68231'>want to go into</span> <span m='68718'>the</span> <span m='68880'>cooking</span> <span m='69042'>world,</span> <span m='69205'>just</span> <span m='69692'>be really</span> <span m='70179'>prepared</span> <span m='70666'>to work</span> <span m='71153'>very, very</span> <span m='71640'>hard</span> <span m='71761'>and</span> <span m='71883'>not</span> <span m='72005'>make</span> <span m='72127'>any</span> <span m='72614'>money.</span> </p><p><span m='75049'>So</span> <span m='75536'>I went to</span> <span m='76023'>UC Davis, and</span> <span m='76510'>I</span> <span m='76997'>was an art</span> <span m='77484'>major.</span> <span m='77971'>I did not</span> <span m='78458'>finish.</span> <span m='80406'>It just</span> <span m='80910'>wasn't</span> <span m='81240'>the</span> <span m='81570'>right</span> <span m='82610'>school</span> <span m='82770'>for</span> <span m='83090'>me.</span> <span m='83360'>I</span> <span m='83480'>still</span> <span m='83740'>love</span> <span m='84070'>doing art,</span> <span m='84450'>and</span> <span m='84896'>I</span> <span m='86234'>go</span> <span m='86680'>to museums</span> <span m='87126'>all the</span> <span m='87572'>time.</span> <span m='88470'>And</span> <span m='89250'>so</span> <span m='89350'>anyway,</span> <span m='89680'>from UC</span> <span m='90165'>Davis,</span> <span m='90650'>I went to</span> <span m='91135'>culinary</span> <span m='91620'>school,</span> <span m='92105'>actually</span> <span m='92590'>out here</span> <span m='93560'>in,</span> <span m='95015'>yeah,</span> <span m='95500'>San</span> <span m='95985'>Francisco,</span> <span m='96470'>so</span> <span m='97440'>CCA,</span> <span m='98420'>which</span> <span m='98660'>was</span> <span m='99726'>a</span> <span m='100140'>ridiculous</span> <span m='100720'>amount of</span> <span m='100990'>money</span> <span m='101860'>to</span> <span m='102020'>go.</span> <span m='102450'>And</span> <span m='102920'>I</span> <span m='103390'>would</span> <span m='103860'>not recommend</span> <span m='104330'>anybody else</span> <span m='104800'>do it</span> <span m='105270'>again,</span> <span m='105620'>because</span> <span m='105970'>it's</span> <span m='106411'>so</span> <span m='106852'>expensive.</span> <span m='108620'>And</span> <span m='108900'>honestly,</span> <span m='109300'>I</span> <span m='109700'>learned</span> <span m='110121'>more actually</span> <span m='110542'>working at a</span> <span m='110963'>restaurant.</span> <span m='112230'>Although</span> <span m='113280'>I</span> <span m='113430'>did meet</span> <span m='113730'>my</span> <span m='113820'>husband</span> <span m='114310'>there,</span> <span m='114789'>so</span> <span m='115268'>then</span> <span m='115747'>it's all</span> <span m='116226'>worth it.</span> </p><p><span m='117184'>But</span> <span m='118142'>so</span> <span m='119100'>anyway,</span> <span m='119430'>so</span> <span m='119610'>after,</span> <span m='119890'>yeah,</span> <span m='120300'>culinary</span> <span m='120570'>school,</span> <span m='120840'>I</span> <span m='120950'>worked</span> <span m='121270'>in the</span> <span m='121340'>industry</span> <span m='121600'>for</span> <span m='121810'>a long time. I</span> <span m='122180'>worked,</span> <span m='122650'>actually,</span> <span m='122880'>right next</span> <span m='123185'>to my husband</span> <span m='123490'>for,</span> <span m='123790'>like,</span> <span m='124163'>two</span> <span m='124536'>and a</span> <span m='124910'>half</span> <span m='124990'>years.</span> <span m='126160'>And</span> <span m='126620'>I,</span> <span m='127080'>yeah,</span> <span m='127540'>started</span> <span m='128000'>off</span> <span m='128090'>as a</span> <span m='128385'>line</span> <span m='128680'>cook,</span> <span m='129592'>worked</span> <span m='130050'>up to</span> <span m='130490'>being a</span> <span m='130720'>sous</span> <span m='130960'>chef.</span> <span m='131200'>And I've worked at,</span> <span m='131680'>like,</span> <span m='132160'>eight different</span> <span m='132640'>restaurants now.</span> <span m='135900'>And</span> <span m='136280'>you know</span> <span m='136660'>what,</span> <span m='136860'>it's</span> <span m='137200'>very,</span> <span m='137790'>very</span> <span m='138290'>stressful.</span> <span m='138790'>And</span> <span m='139790'>it's</span> <span m='140290'>really</span> <span m='141790'>hard.</span> <span m='143790'>But</span> <span m='144290'>I don't regret</span> <span m='145290'>actually</span> <span m='145490'>working</span> <span m='145840'>in</span> <span m='146300'>restaurant</span> <span m='146645'>at</span> <span m='146990'>all.</span> </p><p><span m='147630'>Me</span> <span m='147930'>and my husband</span> <span m='148240'>do plan</span> <span m='148550'>on opening</span> <span m='148900'>up our own</span> <span m='149250'>space</span> <span m='151016'>sometime</span> <span m='151488'>in</span> <span m='151960'>the future.</span> <span m='152432'>We're not exactly sure</span> <span m='152904'>when.</span> <span m='153376'>We're</span> <span m='153848'>still trying</span> <span m='154320'>to</span> <span m='154792'>formulate</span> <span m='156208'>exactly</span> <span m='156680'>where</span> <span m='157025'>we're gonna</span> <span m='157370'>do it.</span> <span m='157841'>And</span> <span m='158783'>the other</span> <span m='159254'>thing is</span> <span m='159725'>money.</span> <span m='160667'>It's</span> <span m='161138'>very</span> <span m='161609'>expensive</span> <span m='162080'>to open up</span> <span m='162551'>one.</span> <span m='164060'>And</span> <span m='165280'>yeah,</span> <span m='165520'>so</span> <span m='166420'>you</span> <span m='166900'>learn</span> <span m='167860'>so many</span> <span m='168340'>wonderful</span> <span m='168820'>things</span> <span m='169300'>actually working</span> <span m='169780'>in them,</span> <span m='170260'>just</span> <span m='171300'>really</span> <span m='172650'>how</span> <span m='173145'>to</span> <span m='173640'>actually get things</span> <span m='174135'>done</span> <span m='174630'>and how to</span> <span m='175125'>multitask,</span> <span m='175620'>how to</span> <span m='176115'>be</span> <span m='176610'>responsible,</span> <span m='177105'>how to</span> <span m='177600'>be in charge</span> <span m='178095'>of things.</span> <span m='181417'>It</span> <span m='181914'>also is</span> <span m='182411'>really good for</span> <span m='182908'>letting out anger as</span> <span m='183405'>well,</span> <span m='183902'>because</span> <span m='184399'>nobody is</span> <span m='184900'>opposed</span> <span m='185185'>to</span> <span m='185470'>swearing</span> <span m='187760'>working</span> <span m='187900'>in</span> <span m='188320'>kitchens.</span> <span m='189800'>Yeah,</span> <span m='190070'>it's a</span> <span m='190330'>very</span> <span m='190680'>angry environment</span> <span m='191149'>as well.</span> <span m='191618'>But</span> <span m='192087'>it's intense</span> <span m='192556'>and it's fast</span> <span m='193025'>and</span> <span m='193494'>you</span> <span m='193963'>go, go, go, go,</span> <span m='194432'>go.</span> <span m='194901'>And once you</span> <span m='195370'>get that in your</span> <span m='195839'>mindset,</span> <span m='197246'>I feel</span> <span m='197720'>like you</span> <span m='197940'>can almost</span> <span m='198180'>do anything.</span> </p><p><span m='200280'>But</span> <span m='200580'>yeah,</span> <span m='201180'>what</span> <span m='201480'>do</span> <span m='201780'>I</span> <span m='202080'>wish</span> <span m='203280'>I knew</span> <span m='203580'>when</span> <span m='203880'>I started</span> <span m='204180'>my career?</span> <span m='205680'>Well,</span> <span m='206580'>I</span> <span m='206880'>wish I would</span> <span m='207180'>have</span> <span m='207480'>known</span> <span m='210180'>that</span> <span m='210480'>I wasn't</span> <span m='210780'>gonna be</span> <span m='211080'>making very</span> <span m='211380'>much money.</span> <span m='213780'>That probably</span> <span m='214080'>would have been</span> <span m='214380'>helpful.</span> <span m='214680'>But you</span> <span m='214980'>know what,</span> <span m='215280'>honestly,</span> <span m='216780'>you're gonna</span> <span m='217080'>learn</span> <span m='217380'>from all your</span> <span m='217680'>mistakes.</span> <span m='218580'>And</span> <span m='221280'>that's the</span> <span m='221580'>only way you</span> <span m='221880'>will</span> <span m='222180'>learn.</span> <span m='222480'>And</span> <span m='222780'>you're</span> <span m='223080'>gonna screw up.</span> <span m='223380'>You're gonna</span> <span m='223680'>screw up a</span> <span m='223980'>lot.</span> <span m='226080'>But</span> <span m='226680'>I mean,</span> <span m='226980'>we're</span> <span m='227280'>young.</span> <span m='227880'>And</span> <span m='228780'>I</span> <span m='229080'>feel like,</span> <span m='229980'>just keep</span> <span m='230280'>on</span> <span m='231180'>plucking</span> <span m='231480'>along</span> <span m='231780'>and</span> <span m='232380'>you'll</span> <span m='232680'>get there</span> <span 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