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Floral Designers

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Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
    • Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials.
    • Wrap and price completed arrangements.
    • Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.
    • Unpack stock as it comes into the shop.
    • Create and change in-store and window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop's image.
    • Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items.
    • Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy.
    • Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.
    • Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers.
    • Grow flowers for use in arrangements or for sale in shop.
    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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • 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.

    Knowledge
    • 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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $23,920/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $11.50/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 2,100
    • Yearly Projected Openings 160
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Artistic: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Independence
    Tools
    • Secateurs or pruning shears
    • Scissors
    • Netting
    • Greenhouse irrigation equipment
    • Fog or mist generators
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Time accounting software
    • Procurement software
    • Inventory management software
    • Accounting software
    Tags
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.