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What to Expect from a Career in Interior Design

What to Expect from a Career in Interior Design

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

Interior Designers

Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in interior design.

• Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement • Employment • Job Outlook • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information

Significant Points

Keen competition is expected for jobs in interior design because many talented individuals are attracted to careers as interior designers.

Individuals with little or no formal training in interior design, as well as those lacking creativity and perseverance, will find it very difficult to establish and maintain a career in this occupation.

About 3 out of 10 are self-employed.

Postsecondary education—especially a bachelor’s degree—is recommended for entry-level positions in interior design; licensure is required in 23 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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