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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Floral Designers *
 
Floral Designers
(O*NET 27-1023.00, SOC 27-1023)
What they do
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
 
Also called:
Design Manager, Designer, Floral Artist, Floral Clerk, Floral Department Specialist, Floral Designer, Floral Manager, Florist, Flower Shop Laborer/Designer, Wedding Decorator
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 12.11   $25,180  
25% $ 13.52   $28,120  
Median $ 16.19   $33,680  
75% $ 19.49   $40,530  
90% $ 23.13   $48,100  
 
Average $ 16.75   $34,840  
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Miscellaneous store retailers
50%
  • Self-employed workers
24%
  • Food and beverage stores
11%
  • Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods
4%
  • General merchandise stores
2%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Sales and Marketing
    Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • 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.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Concern for Others
    Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
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Projected Employment
 Vermont
2018 employment 178
2028 employment 157
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-1.2%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
14
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Moderate-term on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   8%
Associate's degree   3%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  12%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  76%
Less than high school diploma   1%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
    Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Arrange delivery of goods or services.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
  • Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
  • Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.
  • Deliver arrangements to customers, or oversee employees responsible for deliveries.
  • Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.
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