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Career Details :: Floral Designers
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Plans arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or selects appropriate standard design pattern.
- Packs and wraps completed arrangements.
- Conducts classes, demonstrations, or trains other workers.
- Estimates costs and prices arrangements.
- Decorates buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities where events are planned.
- Selects flora and foliage for arrangement.
- Trims material and arranges bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pin, floral tape, foam, and other materials.
- Confers with client regarding price and type of arrangement desired.
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General Work Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Thinking Creatively
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Deal With External Customers
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls