Career Assignment  

By Sara Hamburger and Emma Kate Hesser

Floral designer

Description:  Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.


Florists in Hawaii make about  $23,610 a year

Education needed

High school diploma

Skills Necessary

Active listening, speaking, time management, service orientation, judgment, social perceptiveness, critical thinking, coordination, operation analysis, complex problem solving, active learning,management, negotiable, persuasion, monitoring, reading comprehension , and instructing

Tools Used

Florist tape, stem tape, hand mister, floral foam blocks, shears, chicken wires.

Long hours are often required near the holidays but usually 30-40 hours a week

Hours worked

Extra evenings and weekends and a lot around the holidays


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