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Interior Designers and Decorators

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Interior designers and interior decorators evaluate, plan, and design the interior areas of residential, commercial, and industrial structures. In addition to helping clients select equipment and fixtures, these professionals supervise the coordination of colors and materials, obtain estimates and costs within the client's budget, and oversee the execution and installation of the project. They also often advise clients on architectural requirements, space planning, and the function and purpose of the environment.

There are approximately 51,050 interior designers working in the United States. They are employed by interior design or architectural firms, department stores, furniture stores, hotel chains, and large corporations.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Design Department Head

Interior Designer or Decorator

Design Assistant

Sales Clerk

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