Floral Designers

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications > Visual Arts

Projected Growth: Decline

Projected Job Openings

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Job Description

Your job is to Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

Common job titles of Floral Designers include:

Experience and Education

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

  • 75.78% said they needed a High School Diploma.

  • 11.17% said they needed a Some College Courses.


    Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.

    Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items.

    Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.

    Deliver arrangements to customers, or oversee employees responsible for deliveries.

    Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy.

    Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials.

    Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.

    Wrap and price completed arrangements.

    Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.

    Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.

    Unpack stock as it comes into the shop.

    Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.

    Create and change in-store and window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop's image.

    Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers.

    Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.

    Grow flowers for use in arrangements or for sale in shop.


Watering machines

Utility scissors

Underwater cutters

Tablet computers

Ribbon scissors

Radiofrequency RF guns

Pricing guns

All Tools

Point of sale POS machines

Personal computers

Needlenose pliers

Multi-line telephone systems

Laptop computers

Hot glue guns

Helium tanks

Heat shrink dryers

Hand misters

Garden shovels

Florists’ pruning shears

Floral wire cutters

Floral storage coolers

Floral netting

Floral grafting knives

Digital cash registers

Digital calculators

Candle cups

Bypass pruners

Bunch cutters

Box cutters

Artists’ paint brushes


Inventory tracking software

Point of sale POS software

Supply ordering software

Timekeeping software

Transaction accounting software


Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Operations Analysis

Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.


Match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Visual Color Discrimination

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