If you love to design beautiful bouquets and want to spend your career brightening people's happiest, saddest, and
most memorable moments,
a certification in Floral Design may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees and Certifications
Floral Design students typically pursue apprenticeships, work experience or a certification administered by the American Institute of Floral Designers, consisting
of a written and hands-on floral design exam. Though associate and bachelor's degrees are available in more general
design studies, a degree is not needed for entry into this industry.
A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most entry-level floral design jobs. A certification
demonstrates a deeper knowledge of floral designs and terminology and can help applicants obtain the job they want at a higher starting
salary than those without a certification.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Floral Design Degree Or Certification
Given the specificity of a certification or on-the-job training in floral design, most people go on to a career as a
Floral Designer or small business owner of a Florist shop.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Floral Designer was $28,040 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of
Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Floral Designers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/floral-designers.htm (visited June 17, 2020).