Florist in Austin, Texas
Floral designers work in customer service and sales, making sure that they create the proper arrangement for each individual customer. They also grow and order flowers, recommend flowers and design displays, as well as answer phones and make recommendation based on a customer's budget. Jobs in floral design can be found in all regions of the country.
Salary: $11.13 an hour
Entry-level Education is a high school diploma or equivalent. While on-the-job training is common, many aspiring floral designers opt to enroll in a certificate program in floral design at a community college or vocational school. A few schools offer associate's and bachelor's degree programs. Some floral designers prove their skills by earning professional certification, which requires written and practical exams.
A degree in Fine Arts can provide an opportunity to hone your design skills.
A degree in Botany can provide knowledge related to proper growing conditions for flowers.
A degree in Business can provide marketing and management skills.
Individuals must have experience with a florist to be considered for a position.
Good sense of design
Keen interest in floral design
Manual dexterity and skill in hand-crafting technique
Interest in a career field that offers the possibility of self-employment
Willing to learn all aspects of the floral industry
Folding Floral Knife
Leather Thumb Guard
Glue Gun Stand
Straight Folding Knife
Regular, full-time retail industry hours
Most florists have to work Christmas, Valentine's, and Mother's Day
90% Health Insurance Paid
Median Annual wage was $23,810 in May 2012