Interior designers do more than just make rooms look pleasing to the eye. They also concern create structurally sound, compliant interiors that meet the needs of their clients. Once a client agrees on a plan, the interior designer's job is to oversee the installation of the project and ensure it stays within the scope of the client's budget, as well as regulatory requirements.
Usually a bachelor's degree is required for the interior design field. Many of Florida's universities and institutes of higher learning offer programs for prospective interior designers to gain the skills they need to succeed in their profession.
Though you will have many options when registering for specific interior design programs in Florida, your coursework will likely involve the following studies:
Though not required for professional interior designers in Florida specializing in residential buildings, those looking to work with commercial businesses and public organizations will need to earn a professional certificate from the state.
You may gain licensure by receiving endorsement from a current professional, business or corporation that specializes in interior design, or by passing the NCIDQ examination.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Interior Designers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org
Annual Median Salary
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers||320||$47,690|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin||80||$46,650|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach||1740||$53,210|